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Recall: Simplicity Cribs have led to infant deaths

Simplicity Inc. is voluntarily recalling about one million units of their defective Simplicity Infant Crib, made in China. Three infant deaths have shown that incorrect installation of a drop side of the crib could occur easily and that a baby could fall into a gap large enough to become trapped. In an older style of the crib, 55 incidents had been reported. The new version has proven to be equally flawed, with incorrect installation also easy. It is not know where the assembly instructions were printed, but if they were made in China as well, it is likely that due to language barriers instruction booklets could be confusing. However, problems have also been reported with correctly installed cribs. It is not known whether any product liability lawsuits have been filed.

The recalled models by Simplicity include: Aspen 3 in 1, Aspen 4 in 1, Nursery-in-a-box, Crib N Changer Combo, Chelsea and Pooh 4 in 1.

Recalled models using the Graco logo: Aspen 3 in 1, Ultra 3 in 1, Ultra 4 in 1, Ultra 5 in 1, Whitney and the Trio.

Recalled model numbers are: 4600, 4605, 4705, 5000, 8000, 8324, 8800, 8740, 8910, 8994, 8050, 8750, 8760, and 8996.