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Simmons Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

Date:
June 24, 2010
Category:
Cribs
Company/Brand:
Simmons Juvenile Products
The Danger:
The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach, or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. This creates a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.
Description:
This recall involves about 50,000 Simmons Easy Side Drop-side cribs. Specific model and style numbers included in the recall are listed on the company's website at cribrecallcenter.com. Style numbers are printed on a permanent label on the headboard. The following model numbers are included: 011641; 011671; 011941; 015341; 016061; 016771; 016821; 016831; 017201; 017211; 017351; 018500; 018501; 018502; 018510; 018511; 018512; 026261; 028061; 028081; 028180; 029061; 29062; 029071; 029180; 029561; 029562; 029571; 034060; 034560; 039180; 044091; 053091; 065071; 068261; 068271; 068561; 201060; 202060; 202080; 202180; 202181; 203060; 204060; 204180; 205060; 206060; 207060; 209560; 211060; 211080; 212060; 214060; 214080; 215060; 216060; 216070; 216080; 216180; 216180; 216570; 218060; 219560; 220180; 220181; 221060; 221070; 221070; 221077; 222060; 222070; 224060; 225060; 225070; 225080; 227560; 228060; 229060; 230060; 231070; 236180; 236187; 236188; 236189; 238060; 238069; 239180; 239187; 239189; 240060; 248069; 251060; 251069; 257060; 261060; 053091A; 251060M.
Sold At:
Children's product stores and other retailers nationwide, and online from January 2002 through February 2007, for between $100 and $500.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Simmons to request a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. Repair kits will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard, or toddler bed, depending on the child's age. Visit cribrecallcenter.com, which has pictures and instructions to help you easily identify and order the correct kit, or call (877) 342-3439 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10278.html