WASHINGTON The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Simplicity Inc., issued a voluntary recall of approximately 1 million cribs made in China.


CPSC is aware of two deaths in Simplicity-manufactured cribs with older style hardware, including a 9-month-old child and a 6-month-old child, where the drop-side was installed upside down. CPSC added that it is aware of seven infant entrapments and 55 incidents in these cribs.


CPSC is also investigating the death of a 1-year-old child in a Simplicity crib with newer style hardware, in which the drop-side was installed upside down.


CPSC said the drop-sides on the cribs can detach from the crib, potentially creating a dangerous gap and leading to entrapment and suffocation of infants.


The crib models include: Aspen 3 in 1, Aspen 4 in 1, Nursery-in-a-Box, Crib N Changer Combo, Chelsea and Pooh 4 in1. The recalls also involves some of these same models that used the Graco logo.


The cribs sold nationwide from January 1998 through May 2007 for between $100 and $300.


Consumers owning these cribs are urged to check to see if the drop-side is installed right side up and contact Simplicity for the correct hardware.

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