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Old 04-30-2010, 07:47 AM   #1
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TWO more crib RECALLS

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1. Simplicity Cribs Recalled by Retailers; Mattress-Support Collapse Can Cause Suffocation and Strangulationhttp://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10211.html
2. Graco(r)-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Recalled Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazardshttp://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10212.html


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1. NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2010
Release #10-211

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Simplicity Cribs Recalled by Retailers; Mattress-Support Collapse Can Cause Suffocation and Strangulation
One Infant Death Reported

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing the recall of all Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames. This recall includes fixed-side and drop-side cribs. 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, Mass. 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.

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.

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 at www.cpsc.gov/info/cribs/index.html

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10211.html


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2. NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2010
Release #10-212

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 842-2215
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Graco(r)-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Recalled Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Graco(r)-branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi

Units: About 217,000

Manufacturer: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: This recall involves LaJobi-manufactured Graco(r) 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. Affected models are listed below.

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

Sold at: Children's product stores and other retailers nationwide from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200.

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.LaJobi.com

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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10212.html



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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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Re: TWO more crib RECALLS

these are two big ones so i wanted to post we have the simplicity crib and my friend has the graco.
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Im sooo ticked about this as my crib has TWO recalls on it and my local Walmart wont take it back!!!!! ARG!
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I bought a crib second hand and I can't find any identifying details on it. I have even looked underneath. I wish I could tell if it was part of the recall because it does have drop sides.
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I bought a crib second hand and I can't find any identifying details on it. I have even looked underneath. I wish I could tell if it was part of the recall because it does have drop sides.
We were given two cribs with drop down sides and I also cannot find any identifying model # , etc. I just always check the photos and compare them to our cribs.
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Re: TWO more crib RECALLS

You can get the model #'s online - it took me a couple of tries to get the model # in the website properly as its clear we have one of the Graco at my mom's house - my son doesn't sleep there (she likes to pretend to her friends he does)... she might have had good intentions. They are sending a kit to change it from a drop down to fixed... that is the change. A lot of the new cribs seem to be going to the fixed side. I'm glad I got a "better"/ore sturdy one for our house - the sides of my mom's Graco are very flexible vs. ours are a more solid wood. Go by the name/style - look on Walmart and other sites... vs. just the #'s too.
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We have (had now) the simplicity ellis 4 in 1 and bought it at BRU - We took it apart and returned it last night and they gave us a gift card for our full original purchase price of the crib ($270). It was really easy and they didn't need the receipt or anything like that, though I was able to track my order number down online (crib was originally bought in November 2006). Our simplicity crib had a sticker on one of the ends that said "simplicity" and the model number.

Ours didn't have a drop side but did have the metal tubular frame.
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I dont know! I called walmart about the last one and they sai dthat my crib was too old!! Its only 2 years old.
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