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Two big crib recalls

Two big crib recalls

Simplicity tubular metal mattress crib recall

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

Bio | Email | Follow: @TerriG_KVUE

kvue.com

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 29 at 9:16 AM

Thursday morning the CPSC announced two big crib recalls involving some popular name cribs.

All Tubular metal mattress support Simplicity cribs recalled

The first recall invovles of all Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames because children may be injured, entrapped or suffocate in them. This includes fixed-side and drop-side cribs.

The problem is that the crib’s tubular metal mattress-support frame can bend or detach and cause part of the mattress to collapse. That can create a space in which a toddler or infant can become stuck.

CPSC has received a report of a one-year-old child from North Attleboro, Mass. who suffocated when he became entrapped between the crib mattress and the crib frame in April 2008 and 13 additional incidents involving the recalled cribs collapsing due to the metal mattress- support frame bending or detaching. In one of those cases a child suffered minor cuts to his head when his mattress collapsed and he fell out of the crib.

CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these cribs immediately and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Do not attempt to fix these cribs.

Due to the fact that Simplicity and its successor, SFCA Inc., are no longer in business, CPSC has limited information about the number of cribs sold. All Simplicity drop-side cribs have previously been recalled for a hazard involving the drop side. Simplicity drop-side cribs could still be in use by parents or caregivers who are unaware of the recalls or by those who received a repair kit to immobilize the drop side from Simplicity when the firm was still in business. This recall involves all Simplicity cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames, which include but are not limited to the following models:

Crib Name

Model Number

Aspen 4-in-1

8755

Chelsea Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System

8324

Graco 4-in-1 Ultra Sleep System

4600

Graco Aspen 3-in-1

8740

Simplicity Crib and Changer Combo

8994

Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System

8676

Simplicity Nursery-in-a-Box Convertible Crib

8910

Some model numbers are followed by letters, indicating the color or finish of the crib. The name "Simplicity Inc." or "Simplicity for Children" appears on a label on the crib's mattress-support frame and/or the crib's end panels. The cribs were manufactured in China.

The recalled cribs were sold at Walmart, Target, Babies R Us and other stores nationwide for between $150 and $300. Consumers should contact the store where the crib was purchased to receive a refund, replacement crib or store credit.

Graco’s LaJobi drop side cribs recalled

Another recall involves about 217,000 Graco branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi.These cribs were sold from 2007 through last month.

The drop side hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall from the cribs when the drop side detaches or fails to lock.

CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 99 reports of drop side incidents, including hardware breakage and drop side detachment. There were two incidents in which children became entrapped in the gap created by the detached drop side. Both children were freed by their caregivers. There were six reports of children falling due to drop side failure, including one report of a mild concussion.

This recall involves LaJobi-manufactured Graco® wood cribs. The full size cribs were sold in cherry, espresso, natural and white finishes. The production date, item number, purchase order number and finish name is printed on a label affixed to the footboard or headboard. "LaJobi" and the crib model name are printed on a product sticker located on the stabilizer bar or bottom rail of the crib

You should stop using them and call LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.LaJobi.com.

. Affected models are listed below. You can see the pictures to the side. 

 

Name

Model Numbers

 

Ashleigh Drop Side

3280142
3280154
3280181

 

Hampton Drop Side

3080136

 

Jason Convertible Drop Side

3290235
3290254
3290281

 

Kendal Drop Side

3570170
3570181

 

Lauren Drop Side

3250235
3250242
3250247
3250254
3250281
3250282
3150281
3150282

 

Rachel Convertible Drop Side

3300236
3300281

 

Sarah Drop Side

3000135
3000136
3000142
3000147
3000154
3000181

 

Shannon Drop Side

3010136
3010154
3010181

 

Tifton Drop Side

3090136
3270136

 

 

Important Message from CPSC:

 

CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap, which could fatally entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib with tape, wire, rope or by other means. Infants and toddlers have died in cribs with makeshift repairs.

For more information on Crib Safety, visit CPSC's Crib Information Center.

 

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