***RECALL ALERT**** - Graco, Simplicity recall cribs after babies get trapped

~Jennifer - posted on 04/29/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Graco, Simplicity recall cribs after babies get trapped



Apr 29th 2010 at 7:00AM





Filed under: Recalls, Consumer Ally

Graco and Simplicity cribs being recalledHundreds of thousands cribs are being recalled after they were connected to reports of infants becoming trapped in them, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing today. The recalls are for cribs sold under the Graco and Simplicity brands.



About 217,000 Graco brand drop side cribs made by LaJobi Inc. are being recalled after nearly 100 reports of hardware failure that allowed the drop side of the crib to detach. Six children reportedly fell through the resulting opening and two others became trapped, the CPSC said.



Drop side cribs, once the industry standard, are on the verge of being banned. That style of crib has been blamed for well over a dozen infant and toddler deaths and is no longer being carried by the biggest children's product retailer, Toys R Us/Babies R Us. This is just one in a long string of crib recalls.



The recalled wood cribs came in cherry, espresso, natural and white finishes. The name "LaJobi" and the crib's model number can be found on a sticker on the stabilizer bar or on the bottom rail of the crib.



The China- and Vietnam-made cribs were sold nationwide from February 2007 through March 2010 for $140-$200.



If you have one of the cribs, you are asked to stop using it until you receive a hardware kit from LaJobi that will immobilize the drop side.



For more information, call LaJobi at (888) 842-2215 or visit the company's website.



In a separate announcement, now-defunct Simplicity cribs are once again being recalled after the death of a child. Simplicity cribs are being targeted by the CPSC as a particular danger. A Massachusetts toddler suffocated in 2008 after getting stuck between the mattress and the frame. Another 13 incidents have been reported involving the tubular metal framed cribs bending or coming apart.



The cribs were sold under the Aspen, Chelsea, Graco and Simplicity brands.



The CPSC is urging anyone with one of these cribs to stop using them and find another place for their infant or toddler to sleep.



The safety agency said it does not know how many of these metal-framed cribs were sold. The China-made cribs were sold at chain stores nationwide including Walmart and Target for $150-$300. Consumers can return these cribs to the store where they were purchased for a refund, credit or replacement crib.

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Mika - posted on 05/03/2010

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Our walmart took it back no problem but I have heard that some are being difficult about it or even refusing to do anything. We called before we took it and spoke to the manager and hers was recalled as well.

Michelle - posted on 05/01/2010

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Where are you at Crystal? The Walmart we have up here in Lake County didn't give me any stuff about it. I took the card because we were getting stuff there anyways.

Crystal - posted on 05/01/2010

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I took it back to the store(walmart) this morning and they gave me a hard time about it then tried to give me a gift card. Had to do a bit of yelling but I got all m money back and bought him a playpen to sleep in, they get recalled alot less than cribs these days!!!

Michelle - posted on 05/01/2010

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I asked the CPSC people and they said to call the retailer you got if from and see what to do.

Michelle - posted on 05/01/2010

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We took ours back to the store and got a toddler bed for our 3 year old. One of the bars on her frame was bending. I read that Simplicity brand is out of buisness. I couldn't find the one I had online to save my life. Thank god toddler beds are cheaper than cribs. She helped daddy put it together last night is was so cute watching her work.

Crystal - posted on 04/30/2010

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thank you for posting this.....the news doesn't report crib recalls enough and if it wasn't for reading this post today I would not have found out soon enough that my 6 months old crib is on that recall list....Thank you!!

Rozalyn - posted on 04/30/2010

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Thank you for posting this! I've been passing it along to all my mommy friends today.

Michelle - posted on 04/30/2010

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I was going to post this as well. It's nice to know other people care to enough to post this for all to see. I seen it on the local news and had to share it.

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