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.