Bassinet Warning

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If you have a Simplicity 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 Convertible Close-Sleeper Bassinet, and it’s more than a few months old, you should stop using it immediately. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents to discontinue use of these products because there have been two reports of infants strangling to death by slipping through the bars. The metal bars are placed further apart than they should be and they’re covered by a removable fabric flap that allows the bassinet to convert to the bedside co-sleeping position. If the velcro isn’t properly secured when it’s in bassinet mode, the baby can slip through. Newer models have permanently attached fabric, so aren’t dangerous. Check here for a list of retailers that have agreed to give a refund or store credit for returned bassinets (purchased at those stores, of course).

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