Note: The firm appears to no longer conduct day to day operations.



May 3, 2005


Release # 05-164

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: White Lancaster Cribs

Units: About 575

Manufacturer: Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. (The firm appears to no longer conduct day to day operations.)

Hazard: The white paint on the cribs can chip, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Simplicity Inc. has received four reports of consumers who noticed paint peeling off their crib. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled cribs are made of wood and painted white. Model numbers 8554W-PT and 8554WW are printed inside the headboard and on the envelope attached to the mattress support. The Simplicity name, address, manufacturing date and model number are written on a label found on the inside bottom of the headboard.

Sold at: Department stores, Children's product stores and from June 2004 through April 2005 for about $200.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should contact Simplicity Inc. to receive a refund.

Picture of Recalled Crib