1 million cribs sold in U.S. recalled – Kids & Parenting – MSNBC.com
WASHINGTON – About 1 million Simplicity and Graco cribs have been recalled after three children became entrapped and suffocated.
The recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Friday, more than two years after a California lawyer says he alerted the federal agency about a 9-month-old who died in a faulty crib.
“Two years and two deaths is not fast enough. It’s inexcusable that it took that long,” said Charles Kelly, who represents the parents of the 9-month-old. Liam Johns of Citrus Heights, Calif., died in April 2005.
Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa., manufactured all the cribs, which were made in China.
Friday’s recalled cribs, priced between $100 and $300, were sold by U.S. retailers and chains including Target Corp., Big Lots Inc, Babies “R” Us and family-owned Meijer Inc. from January 1998 through May 2007. The recall involves multiple models and models numbers.
The recalled Simplicity crib models include:
* Aspen 3 in 1
* Aspen 4 in 1
* Crib N Changer Combo
* Pooh 4 in 1.
The recall also involves the following Simplicity-made cribs that were sold with the Graco logo:
* Aspen 3 in 1
* Ultra 3 in 1
* Ultra 4 in 1
* Ultra 5 in 1
The cribs have one of the following model numbers: 4600, 4605, 4705, 5000, 8000, 8324, 8800, 8740, 8910, 8994, 8050, 8750, 8760 and 8996. The numbers are on the envelope attached to the mattress support and on the label attached to the headboard.
The company is offering free repairs for cribs with older hardware. For more information, consumers can contact Simplicity at 888-593-9274 or visit the Web site.