400,000 Simplicity Baby Cribs Recalled

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Similarly recalled crib from Simplicity

400,000 baby cribs have been recalled for fear that infants and children may get trapped in the large space that is created when the side is dropped and suffocate.

According to Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Simplicity brand crib has killed 10 children and one 8-month old recently became wedged between the crib's parts and suffocated.

The company is no longer doing daily business. Now just make sure you act if you own one of these cribs.

Here's a summary of the Simplicity recall information found on CPSC's website:

Type: Simplicity Drop Side Cribs

Recalled Simplicity crib model names: Aspen and Crib N Changer Combo, Gabrielle, Camille, Providence, and Shenandoah.

Recalled model numbers: 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8778, 8810, and 8994. An earlier 2007 Simplicity crib recall included these model numbers: 4600, 4605, 4705, 5000, 8000, 8324, 8800, 8740, 8910, 8994, 8050, 8750, 8760, and 8996.

Sold in: Department stores, children’s stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide (including Babies "R" Us, Walmart, Target, and more) from January 1998 through May 2007 for between $100 and $300.

Remedy: 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.

For more information on this crib recall, visit the CPSC or call 800-638-2772.

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jagrus jagrus

I bought one of these when I was pregnant a year ago. Our baby is now 6 months. They are so cute. The one I had had little bears and played music on the mobile part. The cutest baby bassinets for newborn babies. I was so upset I got the bassinet home and the store called almost as soon as we got it put together, they had recalled them. I ended up getting a pack n play and a crib instead of the bassinet but it still would be nice to have had this bassinnet in our bedroom when we had first brung the baby home.

TheWAHM TheWAHM

I am so glad I just saw this! I have been looking online for a crib for the new baby.

nily nily

OMG I was about to buy this crib last year when I was expecting my baby LUCKY for me I decide to buy another one because I dint like the storage boxes under that one.

Avarah Avarah

I've had this crib for 5 years. I'm on my second kid in this crib and I've been through EVERY (there've been like 3 or 4) recall on it.  I see they're finally saying to just give up and use something else.


I think I'm going to ziptie the drop side to the frame and bottom, maybe screw in brackets also, and then turn the crib so the drop side is against the wall.


*sigh*   I absolutely freakin' love this crib.

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