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CPSC Issues Recalls For Simplicity And Graco Cribs

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  • CPSC Issues Recall for Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
  • CPSC Recalls Simplicity And Graco Cribs
    

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- It should be the safest place for your baby to sleep.

"There is one of the slats missing.  It fell out," Patty Davis says.

The U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission says a missing tubular metal slat on the Simplicity full size crib can tip or collapse the mattress. 

They warn it can be a dangerous and deadly hazard.

"The metal mattress support frame can bend and detach, and that can create a dangerous gap that the child can roll into and suffocate or strangle," says Davis.

In fact, a one year Massachusetts boy lost his life when he became entrapped in a Simplicity crib in April 2008 and others have been injured.

Simplicity Cribs Recall

CPSC spokesperson Patty Davis says, "This drop-side here has come lose at the bottom, and a child can roll into that dangerous gap that's created."

The Graco LaJaboi crib can detach from the frame, causing a child to become wedged between the mattress.

"And if their face is facing towards the mattress, there's a risk of suffocation," says Davis.

The CPSC says while it has not received reports of any deaths associated with Graco's LaJobi drop-side cribs, there have been two incidents of children becoming entrapped, and six children have actually fallen through the gap when the drop-side detached. 

Graco Branded Drop-Side Cribs by LaJobi

Consumer Reports' Jaime Schaefer-Wilson says, "The hardware continues to fail.  We've not been able to find any solutions to mitigate against that.  So, we've not been in favor for drop-side cribs."

It's these types of hazards the Simplicity and about 217,000 Graco cribs pose that prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a recall.

"Simply don't use these cribs until you get the LaJobi repair kit in place.  Simplicity, you want to stop using it immediately, contact the retailer where you purchased it because you can get your money back.  Or you can get a new crib or you can get a store credit," says Davis.

The U.S. Consumer Safety Product Safety Commission says it's working to put mandatory regulations in place to make sure crib safety is no longer an issue.

The consumer agency says if you do have a Simplicity crib, remove it from your home immediately.

And to make sure you're receiving the latest information, sign up with the CPSC to receive recall notices.

Or check for Consumer Reports safety alerts at  clickcheckprotect.org

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