Note: This recall has been reannounced due to a death involving the product. Also, the firm appears to no longer conduct day to day operations.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2005
Release # 06-058
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: Aspen 3 in 1 Cribs, sold under the Graco Trademark
Units: About 104,000
Manufacturer: Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. (The firm appears to no longer conduct day to day operations.)
Hazard: The screws on the wooden mattress support can come loose allowing a portion of the mattress to fall, posing a suffocation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Simplicity Inc. has received 14 reports of the mattress support coming loose, including eight reports of entrapment. Five injuries have been reported including scratches and bruises to the face and head, a strained neck and a report of a child turning blue.
Description: The recalled cribs are made of wood and have a wooden mattress support. Only cribs with wooden mattress supports and with model number 8740KCW SC and serial number 2803 SC to 1605 are included in this recall. The model and serial number are printed on the envelope attached to the mattress support.
Sold at: Department stores, and children's product stores from August 2003 through May 2005 for about $130.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should call Simplicity Inc. to receive a retrofit kit.
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