Government recalls 600,000 cribs

September 17, 2008 11:02:00 AM PDT
Officials say problems can lead to entrapment and suffocation.

The cribs being recalled were imported by Simplicity of Reading, Pa., which is no longer in business. The cribs were sold in the following stores from January 2005 through August 2008 for between $150 and $300:

Officials say sizing problems with the cribs' hardware can lead to the side of the crib, which drops down, coming out of its tracks. If that happens, a gap is formed that creates a risk for suffocation and entrapment in the crib.

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.