Q: I have a Simplicity Model 8997 Crib. It appears to have the same type of mattress support. I am not sure if it is included in the recall or not. I have not seen it on any of the lists. I am concerned that it is one that was missed. Has this model been evaluated? Have there been any reports of incidents? I am concerned because it does appear to have a gap between the mattress and the sides of the crib. In some areas the gap seems rather large. I would appreciate a response at your (…)
Graco-branded Lajobi drop-side cribs have now been added to the list of recalled cribs because the hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib.
CPSC and LaJobi have received 99 reports of drop-side incidents. In two of them, children became entrapped in the gap created by the detached drop side and were freed by their caregivers. Six other children fell through the gap, including one who sustained a mild concussion.
Since 2007, CPSC has recalled more than 7 (…)Read More Apr 29
Since 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled almost 7 million cribs. More than 6 million of those have drop sides.
In December, the group that develops voluntary manufacturing standards for cribs, ASTM, revised their standard to no longer allow the sale of cribs that have a traditional drop side. Then, Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and CPSC staff called upon the industry to do even more and create a true state-of-the-art crib standard.
In a two-day workshop on Jan. 19 and (…)Read More Feb 12