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Simplicity Bassinets Recalled

Date:
August 28, 2008
Category:
Cribs
Company/Brand:
Simplicity
The Danger:
The bassinets contain metal bars covered by an adjustable fabric flap attached by Velcro. The fabric is folded down when the bassinet is converted into a bedside co-sleeping position. If the Velcro is not properly re-secured when the flap is adjusted, an infant can slip through the opening and become entrapped in the metal bars and suffocate.
Recalled models have removable fabric that is fastened by Velcro over the bars. Models that have been modified or redesigned so that the fabric is permanently attached and stitched over the lower bar creating a barrier are not included in this recall.
Description:
The recall includes about 900,000 Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible "Close-Sleeper" Bassinets.
Sold At:
Department stores, children's stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Big Lots, Target, and JCPenney.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the bassinet and return it to the store where purchased for a refund or store credit. In addition to the above retailers, the following have also agreed to voluntarily recall the product and provide a refund or store credit:
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08381.html