According to the CPSC, the assembly instructions provided with the cribs incorrectly instructs consumers how to attach the crib’s drop side. If improperly installed, the drop side can disengage from the crib, posing fall and entrapment hazards for a child. While no injuries have been reported, CPSC said it is aware of an incident in which the crib’s drop side, which was installed upside down, fell from its upright position and the metal locking pins became dislodged.
The wood cribs, manufactured in China, retailed for about $200 at retailers from August 2005 to May 2007. Consumers are urged to check the crib to make sure the drop side is securely fastened and correctly installed. They can contact Simplicity to receive correct assembly instructions at (800) 784-1982 or download them at the company’s Web site: www.simplicityforchildren.com.
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