The assembly instructions provided with the cribs give incorrect instructions on how to attach the crib's drop side. If improperly installed, the drop side can disengage from the crib, posing fall and entrapment hazards to young children. Additionally, the metal locking pins on the drop side can pop off, which is a choking hazard.
This recall involves about 40,000 recalled cribs that are part of the Nursery-in-a-Box furniture set, which also includes a changing table and clothing organizer. The cribs are cherry, white, or natural in color. Only model numbers 8910 and 8050 with serial numbers 3005 HY through 0806 HY are included in this recall. The model and serial numbers are printed on an envelope permanently attached to the mattress support. "Simplicity," model and serial numbers are also printed on a label on the bottom rail of the headboard.
Department stores and children's product stores from August 2005 through May 2007 for about $200.
What To Do:
Check the crib immediately to make sure the drop side is securely fastened and correctly installed. If the drop side is not properly installed, stop using the crib until it is assembled correctly.
Contact Simplicity to receive correct assembly instructions, or download the assembly instructions at their Web site, www.simplicityforchildren.com. You can also view a video on their Web site showing the proper assembly of the drop side. For more information, contact Simplicity at (800) 784-1982 anytime, or visit their Web site.
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