Simmons Kids has recalled about 20,000 crib mattresses. Some of the mattresses can measure smaller than the 27 1/4 inch minimum width requirement for cribs, creating a gap between the mattress and crib side rails; this poses an entrapment hazard to infants. Simmons Kids and CPSC have received one report of a 6-month old baby becoming wedged between the mattress and crib's frame. The baby was removed from the crib without injury.
The recalled mattresses involve open coil crib mattresses manufactured between July 1, 2006 and March 23, 2008; a color label attached to the top or side of the mattress has the following model names:
Pottery Barn Kids by Simmons Kids Lullaby
Simmons Kids Slumber Time Evening Star Luxury Firm
Simmons Kids Baby Mattress Series 400
Simmons Kids Baby Mattress 234 Coil Count
The mattresses also have a law tag that is sewn into the edge of the mattress. The tag has the date of manufacture and in most cases, will contain one of the following model numbers: H59044.15.0014, M59082.15.0002, M59027.15.0002 or M59065.15.0006. Pocketed Coils(r) and Simmons Kids or Simmons Juvenile Products crib mattresses manufactured before July 1, 2006 or after March 23, 2008 are not included in the recall.
These mattresses were manufactured in the United States and sold at Pottery Barn Kids and nursery furniture retailers from July 2006 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150.
Consumers should measure the width of their mattress by removing all outer coverings and placing the mattress on the floor; measure the width near the middle of the mattress, from the outside edge of the tape binding to the opposite side. Consumers should immediately stop using the mattress if it measures less than 27 1/4 inches and contact Simmons Kids to receive a free replacement mattress.
For additional information, contact Simmons Kids at (800) 810-8611 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Thursday, and between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET, on Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.simmonskids.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled crib mattresses, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08296.html