Thousands of cribs sold in the U.S. and Canada have been recalled due to safety concerns.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns of a potential suffocation and strangulation hazard linked to Simplicity cribs. The company is no longer in business. The agency said the Simplicity recall was linked to at least one death.
The Simplicity brand has been linked to nearly a dozen recalls since 2005 in the U.S. More information can be found on the CPSC website.
Officials also warn against donating the cribs or buying them at garage sales or online with the hopes of fixing them up.
The second recall involves Graco-brand, LaJobi Cribs which have been linked to 99 incidents, none of which involved serious injuries. More information including brands, model numbers and photos can be found on the CPSC Web site.
The CPSC reminds parents and caregivers not to use any crib with missing, broken or lose pats. For more information on Crib Safety, visit CPSC’s Crib Information Center.