Safety Recalls Issued on Two Baby Crib Brands on Same Day

By May 10, 2010News

On April 29, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued recalls on two baby crib brands, Simplicity and Graco, due to defective parts. Parents or guardians with cribs in their homes should check their cribs brand and model number to see if this recall applies to them. These cribs pose a possible risk of falling, suffocation, or strangulation to babies. All Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames have been recalled. There have been reports that the frame can bend or detach, creating a space where a child can become trapped. A one-year-old child from Massachusetts suffocated after falling between the crib mattress and the crib frame. There have been 13 other reports of the crib bending that did not result in injury, and one child who suffered minor cuts. Simplicity cribs were sold at Walmart, Target, Babies R Us, and other retailers for between $150 and $300. More detailed information on the Simplicity crib recall can be found here. About 217,000 Graco-branded drop side cribs manufactured by LaJobi have been recalled as a result of 99 reports of broken hardware and detached drops sides, including two incidents of children becoming trapped in the gap created by the detached drop side. Neither was injured. There were six other reports of children falling out of the crib, with one suffering a minor concussion. These cribs were sold from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200. For further descriptions and pictures of the recalled models, go here. Owners of these cribs should stop using them immediately and not attempt to make any repairs. If your baby has been injured from either a Simplicity or Graco brand crib, you may have a claim that could result in compensation. Contact an attorney at McCallister Law Group for more information.