Crib Recall

Updated on September 27, 2008
J.B. asks from Redlands, CA
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my daughters crib got recalled on the 19th (simplicity brand with the drop side). we are going to move her into the toddler bed (her crib is a 3 in 1) in a couple months. i know this may seem silly but would you return the crib or keep it and still use it. thanks!
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thank you for the ones that responded. we did decide to take the crib back (after we decided to keep it and hearing that there were 2 deaths from this recall). we bought her a toddler bed thanks so much for the advice!

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answers from Los Angeles on

Hi J.,
Our crib was recalled also. I would return it and get the new one. Even if she doesn't use it, you can save it for another baby, or donate/sell it.
It's a pain to return it, but it will be fun to pick out a brand new one!

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answers from Las Vegas on

You may want to reconsider your decision if the crib you have is listed in the most recent recall that I just found showing another issue with the same type of crib.

I found the following updated information on the crib that was an addition to the issue of the drop side coming off the tracks of the crib. A death was actually reported when the matress came unattached from the bottom of the crib and a child slid down between the footboard and the crib itself causing him/her to suffocate. I do not own this crib but imagine that even set up as a 3 in one that the same possibility could happen to it set up as a toddler bed. Something to think about.....

Originally issued February 8, 2006
Revised September 19, 2008

Recent Death Prompts Renewed Search for Simplicity Cribs with Graco Logo
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the death of a 19-month baby in Myrtle Creek, Ore., the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Simplicity Inc., of Reading Pa., are renewing the search for recalled Aspen 3 in 1 Cribs with Graco logos. The child died on January 6, 2006, after two of the mattress support slats came out of his recalled crib. He became entrapped between the mattress and the footboard of the crib and suffocated.

CPSC and Simplicity Inc. announced the recall of about 104,000 Aspen 3 in 1 Cribs on December 21, 2005. The recall was conducted because the screws on the wooden mattress supports can come loose, allowing a portion of the mattress to fall. This poses a suffocation hazard to young children who can slide down and become entrapped between the unsupported mattress and end of the crib.

Prior to the report of this death, Simplicity Inc. received 14 reports of the mattress supports coming loose, including eight reports of entrapment. Five injuries were reported including scratches and bruises to the face and head, a strained neck and a report of a child turning blue.

Although the Graco logo appears on these products, the cribs were manufactured by Simplicity Inc. Consumers should only contact Simplicity about this recall.

The recalled cribs are made of wood and have wooden mattress supports. Only cribs with wooden mattress supports and with model number 8740KCW SC and serial number 2803 SC (made the 28th week of 2003) to 1605 SC (made the 16th week of 2005) are included in this recall. The model and serial number are printed on the envelope attached to the mattress support.

The recalled cribs were sold in department and children's product stores from August 2003 through May 2005 for about $130.

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answers from Los Angeles on

Seeing as there is likely a safety reason for the recall, I'd say it's definitely worth returning it!

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answers from Los Angeles on

Return it.
There's a reason for the recall.

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