1 Million Cribs Recalled After 2 Deaths

About 1 million Simplicity cribs were recalled yesterday due to several deaths related to a defect which can cause children to become trapped and suffocate.

Apparently, the drop-side can detach from the crib, which can create a dangerous gap and lead to entrapment and suffocation.

The Simplicity models included in the recall are: Aspen 3 in 1, Aspen 4 in 1, Nursery-in-a-Box, Crib N Changer Combo, Chelsea and Pooh 4 in 1. The recall also involves the following Simplicity cribs that used the Graco logo: Aspen 3 in 1, Ultra 3 in 1, Ultra 4 in1, Ultra 5 in 1, Whitney and the Trio.

The cribs were sold from 1998 to May 2007.

According to the New York Times, some of the older recalled cribs feature Winne-the-Pooh, but Disney no longer licenses its characters with Simplicity. The cribs were made in China and sold at Target and Walmart among other retailers.

This isn’t the first recall for Simplicity, they’ve been subject to 4 recalls since 2005, according to the NYT.

“Simplicity builds safe products, and we work every day to make our products better and better,” Mr. Waldman,president for Simplicity said. The company is offering repair kits, but would not tell the NYT if refunds would be provided to customers who requested them.

Here’s Simplicity’s contact info: (888) 593-9274 between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday

Cribs Recalled After Deaths of 2 Children [NYT]
About 1 Million Cribs Recalled Due To Failures Resulting In Infant Deaths [CPSC]