The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Nursery-in-a-Box cribs
Units: About 40,000
Manufacturer: Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa.
Hazard: The assembly instructions incorrectly instruct consumers how to attach the crib's drop side, which can disengage from the crib, posing fall and entrapment hazards for the child. Additionally, the metal locking pins on the drop side can pop off, presenting a choking hazard.
Description: The 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. 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 an envelope attached to the mattress support and also are printed on a label on the bottom rail of the headboard.
Sold at: Department stores and children's product stores from August 2005 through May 2007 for about $200.
Remedy: Contact Simplicity at 800-784-1982 to receive correct assembly instructions, or download the instructions from www.simplicityforchildren.com. Consumers can view a video on the Web site showing the proper assembly of the drop side. Stop using the crib if the drop side is not installed properly.