A Simplicity and Graco crib recall is effecting hundreds of thousands of consumers. Hardware failures in the structures of cribs in both companies has resulted in 1 death, 1 mild concussion and numerous entrapment and suffocation incidences. All of these recalled cribs should stop being used immediately.
GRACO Crib Recall
The Graco crib recall is due to drop side hardware breaking, resulting in the drop side completely detaching from the crib. Drop side failure causes young children to fall out of the crib but also become intwined in mattresses that aren't being properly supported.
The risk of suffocation and strangulation from the mattress malfunctions added more problems that spared the Graco crib recall into action. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission declared a voluntary recall today, but insists all recalled products should stop being used immediately.
The Graco crib recall directly involves LaJobi-manufactured Graco® wood cribs. Stop use of Ashleigh Drop Side, Hapton Drop Side, Jason Convertible Drop Side, Kendal Drop Side, Lauren Drop Side, Sarah Drop Side, Shannon Drop Side and Tifton Drop Side.
Recent Crib Recalls
For Graco Crib recall product numbers, refer to the CPSC website. These drop side cribs were sold at children's product stores and other relevant retailers for $140 to $200 between February 2007 and March 2010. They were manufactured in Vietnam and China.
The LaJobi company can be contacted at (888) 842-2215 anytime or online at www.LaJobi.com for consumers to receive a free hardware retrofit grip to mobilize the drop side hardware.
Simplicity Crib Recall
The Simplicity crib recall involved Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames. The fixed-side and drop-side cribs have risks of injury and death due to entrapment, strangulation, suffocation and falling hazards.
Reports of 1 child from North Attleboro, MA revealed the faulty crib caused death from suffocation when the he became trapped between the crib mattress and crib frame on April 2008. There are 13 other injuries reported from similar incidences that resulted in the Simplicity crib recall.
The Simplicity crib recall does include contact info or repair kits because the company is out of business. CPSC demands consumers do not try to fix these faulty cribs. All Simplicity drop side cribs were recalled previously for similar hardware malfunctions.
The Simplicity crib recall includes Aspen 4-in-1, Chelsea Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System, Graco 4-in-1 Ultra Sleep System, Graco Aspen 3-in1, Simplicity Crib and Changer Combo, Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System and Simplicity Nursery-in-a-Box Convertible Crib.
Walmart, Target, Babies R Us are other retail stores nationwide sold the Simplicity recalled cribs for $150 and $300.
Written by Amy Munday
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