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600,000 Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs Recalled By Various Retailers

Various retailers have recalled about 600,000 Simplicity brand Drop Side Cribs. Due to sizing problems with the crib's hardware, the drop side can come off the tracks. When the drop side detaches or partially detaches, it creates a hazardous gap, which can lead to infant entrapment and suffocation.

 

The recalled model numbers include: 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8778, 8810, and 8994. The recalled drop side cribs have a date code, which can be found on a label on the headboard under the mattress support, which ends in 05DH, 05GB, 06DH, 06GB, 07DH or 07GB (examples: 1806 DH or 0507 GB). The recalled model names include: Aspen and Crib N Changer Combo, Gabrielle, Camille, Providence and Shenandoah. Only the brand name "Simplicity" can be seen on the label on the headboard. The cribs were made in China and sold in department stores, children's stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005 through August 2008 for between $150 and $300.

 

Retailers:

AAFES, of Dallas, Texas

Babies"R"Us, of Wayne, N.J.

Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot, of Burlington, N.J.

K's Merchandise (out of business)

Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Nebraska Furniture Mart, of Omaha, Neb.

ShopKo, of Green Bay, Wis.

Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, of Bentonville, Ark.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should return the recalled crib to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit. SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa. is working with retailers to carry out this recall program. For additional information, contact:

 

AAFES - (800) 866-3605 - www.AAFES.com

Babies "R" Us - (800) 869-7787 - www.babiesrus.com Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot - www.babydepot.com Meijer Distribution Inc. - (866) 280-8419 - www.meijer.com Nebraska Furniture Mart - 800-359-1200 - www.nfm.com Shopko - (800) 791-7333 - www.shopko.com Target - (800) 440-0680 - www.target.com Wal-Mart - (800) 925-6278 - www.walmart.com SFCA Media Contact: Amanda Lahan, (202) 466-6210, amanda.lahan@pbnco.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08401.html

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