Recalled Crib Scam: Your Baby May Already Be a Victim

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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?

 

Image via Quel Beast!/Flickr


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