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Simplicity Announces Nursery-In-A-Box Cribs Recall

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Nursery in a box crib recall

Nursery-In-A-Box Cribs are recalled by Simplicity due to hazards associated with infants. Already six retailers have initiated to stop the product sales and recalled them.

The assembly instructions provided with the cribs incorrectly instruct the consumer how to attach the crib’s drop side. If improperly installed, the drop side can disengage from the crib, posing fall and entrapment hazards. Additionally, the metal locking pins on the top on the drop side can pop off, presenting a choking hazard.

Incidents Reported:
CPSC is aware of an incident in which the crib’s drop side, which was installed upside down, fell from its upright position and the metal locking pins became dislodged. Simplicity received a report of wrong instructions being packaged with the crib.

Number of Units Recalled:
About 40,000

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MSRP: Approximately $200

Sold At : Department stores and children’s product stores from August 2005 through May 2007 for about $200.

Models Affected: Nursery-In-A-Box Cribs. The recalled cribs 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 the 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.


Remedy: Consumers should immediately check the crib to make sure the drop side is securely fastened and correctly installed. Contact Simplicity to receive correct assembly instructions, or consumers can download the assembly instructions here at the Simplicity Web site. Consumers can view a video on the firm’s Web site showing the proper assembly of the drop side. If the drop side not is not properly installed, consumers should stop using the crib until it is assembled correctly.