Consumer Alert: Crib Recall

By: News 10
By: News 10

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 600,000 Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs due to sizing problems with the crib’s hardware; the drop side can come off the tracks. When the drop side detaches or partially detaches, it creates a hazardous gap, which can lead to infant entrapment and suffocation.

The cribs were sold nationwide by department stores, children’s stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005 through August 2008 for between $150 and $300.

Retailers:
AAFES, of Dallas, Texas
Babies“R”Us, of Wayne, N.J.
Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot, of Burlington, N.J.
K’s Merchandise (out of business)
Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nebraska Furniture Mart, of Omaha, Neb.
ShopKo, of Green Bay, Wis.
Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, of Bentonville, Ark.
Importer/Distributor: Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. (this company is no longer in business)

This recall of Simplicity drop side cribs involves models that used a different style of hardware from those cribs recalled in September 2007. The recalled model numbers include: 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8778, 8810, and 8994. The recalled drop side cribs have a date code, which can be found on a label on the headboard under the mattress support, which ends in 05DH, 05GB, 06DH, 06GB, 07DH or 07GB (examples: 1806 DH or 0507 GB). The recalled model names include: Aspen and Crib N Changer Combo, Gabrielle, Camille, Providence and Shenandoah. Only the brand name “Simplicity” can be seen on the label on the headboard.

The CPSC is aware of nine incidents in which the drop side detached on cribs that are part of this recall. There have been no injuries.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should return the recalled crib to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit. SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa. is working with retailers to carry out this recall program.

For additional information, contact:

AAFES - (800) 866-3605 – www.AAFES.com

Babies “R” Us - (800) 869-7787 – www.babiesrus.com

Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot - www.babydepot.com

Meijer Distribution Inc. - (866) 280-8419 – www.meijer.com

Nebraska Furniture Mart – 800-359-1200 - www.nfm.com

Shopko - (800) 791-7333 – www.shopko.com

Target - (800) 440-0680 - www.target.com

Wal-Mart - (800) 925-6278 - www.walmart.com


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