Recalled Crib Scam: Your Baby May Already Be a Victim


You remember all the crib recalls a little while back, right? Especially the Simplicity cribs, which were cheap and flimsy, and the company went out of business?

The news of the dangers of these cribs, especially after multiple recalls, was pretty widespread.

But there's something you don't know about the recall, something that you need to know.

The Simplicity company went out of business, right? As well they should have for making and selling dangerous cribs.

But their cribs are still out there.

If you bought a fixed-side (that's right, not drop-side) oak convertible crib for about $200 from AlbeeBaby, between July 2009 and October 2009, a "Sorelle brand Prescott" crib, go see if the brand name is a sticker ... and see if when you peel it off, it says "Simplicity" underneath.

That's right -- recalled cribs got a new NAME, and were resold, or continued to sell.

While "no one is sure" how this happened, one thing is certain -- this is not okay, and this means more babies are at risk. These Sorelle/Prescott/Simplicity cribs are being recalled now too, of course.

If you have one of these cribs, call AlbeeBaby at (877) 692-5233 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Eastern time), or you may get a call from them, as they are supposedly trying to contact people who bought these cribs from them.

Does this freak you out?


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nonmember avatar Whoever

No. I am quite irritated that the company had to go out of business because some idiots didn't properly assemble their kids' cribs. And that it's become harder to buy a drop-side crib, which I still believe is the safest design if assembled and used in accordance with directions.

Phils... PhilsBabyMama

We always co-slept and never bought a crib, but it still freaks me out!  What scumbag would put BABIES at risk like that?!?!

sstepph sstepph

Yes it does!! Although DS hardly EVER slept in his crib, its still freaky.

Kodee... Kodeekins

I co-slept. I think parents should make more informed, involved, and compassionate decisions about their children regardless, and not put them in a room at the other end of the house, alone, in a cage-like crib in the dark each night.


That is pretty messed up.

ethan... ethans_momma06

That is incredibly sad. Thank goodness we co-sleep and I don't have to worry about that.

Noel Brownfield Lewis

Thankfully we got lucky :) We had three of these cribs, and no mishaps. The are long gone now, since none of my children have been in cribs for well over a year. It is shameful that companies are putting stickers over it, and re-selling. We need to start rethinking where are money is going to as more and more companies are turning out shitty products.

Noel Brownfield Lewis

Bad typos.. our not are.. I am having a very off day :) I apologize in advance for any I missed or added too.

Simpl... Simply_Janeen

I had a recalled crib, not Simplicity but a different brand. I still have it but I'm not using it (I may use it for the head and footboard for my older daughter's bed). I'm co-sleeping with this baby. I was really nervous the last time around and I had trouble sleeping and nursing lying down but this time things are very different. Not at all happy that the crib I bought FIVE years ago has now been recalled. And I think it is sad that there are still dangerous cribs out there.

Carey... Carey2006

OMG!!!! YES IT DOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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