US Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Crib Recall
About a million cribs made by Simplicity Inc. were recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to a potential for entrapment and suffocation to infants. The recalled cribs were sold between January 1998 and May 2007 and include the models Simplicity Aspen 3 in 1, Aspen 4 in 1, Pooh 4 in 1, Crib N Changer Combo, Nursery in a Box, and Chelsea. There were also several crib models sold under the Graco logo including Aspen 3 in 1, Ultra 4 in 1, Ultra 5 in 1, Trio and Whitney.
The USPC determined the drop-side can detach from the crib creating a dangerous gap leading to potential entrapment and suffocation of infants. Unfortunately, because of this crib hazard, there have been several deaths and many injuries. Due to the crib design, some parents are installing the drop-side upside down, causing it to eventually detach from the crib end.
If you have one of these crib models, review the CPSC recall alert to learn how it can be fixed and how to go about it, which may include a free repair.
Be sure you have read all assembly instructions for all baby products, such as car seats and baby swings, to ensure they are assembled and installed according to the manufacturer's safety standards.
If you or a family member is injured as a direct result of a defective or hazardous product, call me. I am available 24/7 for your new injury case. You can also contact me via email at AskWes@pittmanfirm.com.