WASHINGTON-About 400,000 Simplicity drop side cribs are being recalled for posing a suffocation or entrapment hazard.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the crib's hardware can break or deform, allowing the drop side to detach. This creates a gap between the mattress and the side of the crib, where a small child could be trapped or suffocated.
The agency previously reported the death of an 8-month-old child, who suffocated when some of the hardware on his crib broke and created a gap.
Last September, Simplicity recalled about 600,000 drop side cribs with similar defects. In 2007, the company recalled 1 million older model drop side cribs.
Consumers should immediately return the crib to the place of purchase for a refund, replacement or store credit
About the cribs
Description: This recall involves all drop side cribs with a different or "newer" style of plastic hardware from those cribs recalled in September 2007. This newer style of Simplicity hardware can be identified by a flexible plastic tab at the top of the lower tracks. The recalled model numbers include but may not be limited to: 8050, 8325, 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8765, 8778, 8810, and 8994, 8995, 8996.
Sold at: Department stores, children's stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for between $150 and $300.
Manufactured in: China