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200,000 Simplicity Cribs Recalled

Posted by Jane Akre
Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:52 PM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Drop-Side Cribs, Children's Safety

Wal-Mart, Target, Babies R Us recall Simplicity cribs with a metal frame that can break.


IMAGE SOURCE: CPSC Simplicity Cribs

Wal-Mart, Target, and Babies R. Us are taking recalled baby cribs off the shelves because they can suffocate or strangle infants.

It already happened. A one-year old boy from Massachusetts suffocated April 2008.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports he was trapped between the fame and the mattress. There are also 13 reports of the cribs collapsing when the metal support frame bent or detached.

Another child suffered minor cuts to his head when the mattress collapsed and he fell out of the crib, reports the CPSC.

Altogether, more than 200,000 cribs by Simplicity and Graco fall under the recall. They are full-sized with tubular metal support frames for the mattress which can break, bend or collapse.

Owners are advised not to use or attempt to repair the cribs. Simplicity and its successor, SFCA are no longer in business after previous recalls for hazards involving drop side cribs.

Crib Name

Model Number

Aspen 4-in-1


Chelsea Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System


Graco 4-in-1 Ultra Sleep System


Graco Aspen 3-in-1


Simplicity Crib and Changer Combo


Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System


Simplicity Nursery-in-a-Box Convertible Crib


The cribs are made in China. Consumers should contact their retailer to receive a refund or a replacement crib or store credit.

Drop-Side Cribs

In a separate recall, the CPSC is recalling more than 217,000 Graco-branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi due to a risk of entrapment and suffocation. 99 complaints have been filed with the CPSC and two children were trapped between the crib’s side and mattress but were found before they were injured.

Graco is owned by Newell Rubbermaid while LaJobi is based in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled cribs. LaJobi can send a retrofit kit to immobilize the drop side.

The cribs recalled are sold under the names of Aspen, Chelsea Deluxe, Graco, Graco Aspen and Simplicity brands, says the CPSC. The CPSC has the brands listed on its Web site.

The CPSC also announced a recall in March of 1.2 million Graco high chairs which had injured 24 infants who had fallen. The commission is trying to step up efforts to recall unsafe children’s items nd toys.

Unfortunately, the bulk of them continue to exist in the second-hand market, and consignment stores and garage sales. #

1 Comment

Posted by C Lavin
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 2:38 PM EST

Cribs are one of the major problems for families concerned about product safety. Retail stores have difficulties figuring what has been recalled and parents are largely "out of the loop" when recall announcements occur. At WeMakeItSafer we have the best recall search available today (see this crib recall page: LINK ) We also specialize in recall data. See our recall statistics at LINK

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