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Infant Death Prompts Simplicity Crib Recall

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Today the CPSC announced the recall of Simplicity Cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames due to an increased risk of entrapment and suffocation. In some cases the metal frame has been shown to bend or detach causing the mattress to collapse and creating a cavity where an infant or toddler can become trapped or wedged.

CPSC has received a report of a one-year-old child from North Attleboro, Mass. who suffocated when he became entrapped between the crib mattress and the crib frame in April 2008. CPSC is aware of 13 additional incidents involving the recalled cribs collapsing due to the metal mattress- support frame bending or detaching, including one child entrapment that did not result in injury, and one child who suffered minor cuts to his head when his mattress collapsed and he fell out of the crib.

The cribs were sold at Wal-mart, Target, Babies-R-Us, and other retail stores for $150 to $300. Since Simplicity is no longer operating the CPSC has very little information about the number of cribs that were sold. Below is a list of some models that are included in the recall.

Crib Name

Model Number

Aspen 4-in-1


Chelsea Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System


Graco 4-in-1 Ultra Sleep System


Graco Aspen 3-in-1


Simplicity Crib and Changer Combo


Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System


Simplicity Nursery-in-a-Box Convertible Crib


This list does not necessarily include all recalled models. For more information please visit the CPSC website here.