Note: The firm appears to no longer conduct day to day operations.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Target.com from June 2004 through April 2005 for about $200.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should contact Simplicity Inc. to receive a refund.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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