WASHINGTON – Trouble continues to be the legacy of Simplicity Cribs. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of all Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames.
This recall includes fixed-side and drop-side cribs. CPSC said these cribs pose a risk of serious injury or death due to entrapment, strangulation, suffocation and fall hazards to infants and toddlers. The crib's tubular metal mattress-support frame can bend or detach and cause part of the mattress to collapse, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged, entrapped or fall out of the crib.
CPSC has received a report of a one-year-old child from North Attleboro, MA, who suffocated when he became entrapped between the crib mattress and the crib frame in April 2008. CPSC is aware of 13 additional incidents involving the recalled cribs collapsing due to the metal mattress- support frame bending or detaching, including one child entrapment that did not result in injury, and one child who suffered minor cuts to his head when his mattress collapsed and he fell out of the crib.
Because Simplicity and its successor, SFCA Inc., are no longer in business, CPSC said it has limited information about the number of cribs sold. All Simplicity drop-side cribs have previously been recalled for a hazard involving the drop
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