Simplicity, Graco Cribs Recalled
Crib Recalls Due to Suffocation and Entrapment Risk; One Baby's Death Linked to Recalled Simplicity Crib
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Graco Crib Recall continued...
The problem: The cribs' drop-side hardware can break or fail,
allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. That can create a gap between
the drop side and the mattress, posing a risk of entrapment, suffocation,
strangulation, or falling out of the crib, according to the CPSC.
Reported cases: The CPSC and LaJobi have gotten 99 reports of
drop-side incidents, including hardware breaking and the drop side
In two cases, children became entrapped in the gap created by the detached
drop side; both kids were freed by their caregivers.
There have also been six reports of children falling from the cribs due to
drop-side failure, including one report of a
In a statement emailed to WebMD, LaJobi states that it is "confident" that
the free hardware conversion kit "will address these safety concerns." The
company says it has moved "swiftly and decisively, in full cooperation with the
CPSC" on the crib recall.