Simplicity Crib Recall Attorneys
On July 2, 2009, CPSC issued a recall describing the death of an 8-month-old child from Houston, Texas who became entrapped and suffocated between the drop side and the crib mattress when a plastic connector on the drop side broke. CPSC is aware of another 2009 death involving a 7-month-old child from Princeton, Kentucky who became entrapped in the crib when a part of it broke. CPSC has also reported an additional 25 incidents involving the drop side detaching from the crib.
To date, CPSC has recalled over 2 million Simplicity drop side cribs due to problems with the crib’s plastic hardware. The plastic hardware can break or deform, causing the drop side to detach. When the drop side detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. Infants and toddlers can roll into this space and become entrapped which can lead to suffocation.
This problem has been occurring for quite some time as Simplicity cribs were previously recalled in December 2005, June 2007, September 2007, September 2008 and July 2009.
At this point, given the recent deaths, all Simplicity drop side cribs have been recalled. Some of the model numbers include but are not limited to: 4600, 4605, 4705, 5000, 8000, 8050, 8324, 8325, 8620, 8740, 8745, 8748, 8750, 8755, 8756, 8760, 8765, 8778, 8800, 8810, 8910, 8993, 8994, 8995, 8996. The recalled drop side cribs were sold in department stores, children’s stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for between $150 and $300.
View the CPSC video on the recall below.
You can review the full recall here.
As St. Louis injury attorneys, we handle crib recall cases in both Missouri and Illinois. If you live outside of these states, we can find an attorney to help you. Contact St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney or call at 1-888-266-4186.