NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recall Hotline: See Listing Below
Originally issued September 17, 2008 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Last Revised April 7, 2009 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Simplicity appears to no longer conduct day to day operations.
Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs Recalled By Various Retailers Due To Serious Entrapment And
Suffocation Hazard To Infants and Toddlers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms
named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs
Units: About 600,000
AAFES, of Dallas, Texas
Babies“R”Us, of Wayne, N.J.
Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot, of Burlington, N.J.
K’s Merchandise (out of business)
Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nebraska Furniture Mart, of Omaha, Neb.
ShopKo, of Green Bay, Wis.
Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, of Bentonville, Ark.
Importer/Distributor: Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. (The firm appears to no longer conduct day to day
Hazard: Due to sizing problems with the crib’s hardware, the drop side can come off the tracks. When the
drop side detaches or partially detaches, it creates a hazardous gap, which can lead to infant entrapment
Incidents/Injuries: SFCA and CPSC are aware of nine incidents in which the drop side detached on
cribs that are part of this recall. There have been no injuries.
Description: This recall of Simplicity drop side cribs involves models that used a different style of
hardware from those cribs recalled in September 2007. The recalled model numbers include: 8620, 8745,
8748, 8755, 8756, 8778, 8810, and 8994. The recalled drop side cribs have a date code, which can be
found on a label on the headboard under the mattress support, which ends in 05DH, 05GB, 06DH, 06GB,
07DH or 07GB (examples: 1806 DH or 0507 GB). The recalled model names include: Aspen and Crib N
Changer Combo, Gabrielle, Camille, Providence and Shenandoah. Only the brand name “Simplicity” can
be seen on the label on the headboard.
Sold by: Department stores, children’s stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005
through August 2008 for between $150 and $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe
sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should return the recalled crib to the place of purchase
for a refund or store credit. SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa. is working with retailers to carry out this recall
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact:
AAFES - (800) 866-3605 – www.AAFES.com
Babies “R” Us - (800) 869-7787 – www.babiesrus.com
Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot - www.babydepot.com
Meijer Distribution Inc. - (866) 280-8419 – www.meijer.com
Nebraska Furniture Mart – 800-359-1200 - www.nfm.com
Shopko - (800) 791-7333 – www.shopko.com
Target - (800) 440-0680 - www.target.com
Wal-Mart - (800) 925-6278 - www.walmart.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly
related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
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