CPSC and Simplicity Inc. Announce Recall of 104,000 Graco Branded Aspen Cribs for Suffocation Risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pennsylvania, has announced a voluntary recall of some 104,000 Aspen 3 in 1 Cribs, sold under the Graco Trademark. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The screws on the wooden mattress support can come loose allowing a portion of the mattress to fall, posing a suffocation hazard to young children. Simplicity Inc. has received 14 reports of the mattress support coming loose, including eight reports of entrapment. Five injuries have been reported including scratches and bruises to the face and head, a strained neck and a report of a child turning blue.

The recalled cribs were manufactured in China and are made of wood and have a wooden mattress support. Only cribs with wooden mattress supports and with model number 8740KCW SC and serial number 2803 SC to 1605 are included in this recall.

The model and serial number are printed on the envelope attached to the mattress support.

The cribs were sold at department stores, and children’s product stores from August 2003 through May 2005 for about $130. Consumers should call Simplicity Inc. to receive a retrofit kit.

For additional information, contact Simplicity Inc. at (800) 784-1982 anytime or visit the Web site at www.simplicityforchildren.com.

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