Dangerous cribs recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of all Simplicity-brand full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames, as well as several models of Graco® brand drop-sided cribs.
CPSC has received a report of a one-year-old child who suffocated in April 2008 after becoming entrapped between the crib mattress and the crib frame of a Simplicity-brand crib with tubular metal mattress-support frames. There are reports of 13 additional incidents involving the recalled cribs collapsing due to the metal mattress- support frame bending or detaching.
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.
Parents and caregivers are urged to immediately stop using all Simplicity cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames, regardless of model number. 
The 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.
In addition to the Simplicity-brand crib recall, the CPSC has issued a voluntary recall of several models of Graco® brand drop-sided cribs made by LaJobi. 
There have been 99 reports of drop side incidents involving Graco® brand drop-sided cribs, 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 children’s product stores and other retailers nationwide from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.LaJobi.com, to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the drop side.
For more information on Crib Safety, visit CPSC's Crib Information Center.

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