Monday, November 23, 2009

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces Massive CPSC Cribs Recall

A safety recall of cribs with dropdown sides will be announced tomorrow by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a person familiar with the regulator’s plans said.

The number of cribs to be recalled and the makers weren’t disclosed by the person, who asked not to be identified before the announcement. The agency’s plan was reported earlier today by CBS News, which said it will be one of the agency’s largest crib recalls.

Companies have recalled more than 5 million cribs, bassinets and play yards in the past two years, as the products posed suffocation risks and other dangers to babies, according to the CPSC. Recent recalls include 400,000 Simplicity drop-side cribs in July, from Simplicity Inc.

New York-based Delta Enterprise Corp. announced two crib recalls last year for missing safety pegs and risk that the cribs’ side could detach. A message left for a Delta Enterprises spokesman wasn’t returned.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc., maker of Graco cribs, isn’t aware of any of its products being recalled, spokesman David Doolittle said in an interview.

SFCA Inc., the Reading, Pennsylvania-based company that purchased the assets of Simplicity Inc. after foreclosure, no longer appears to be in operation, and is no longer answering phone calls or responding to e-mails from consumers, the CPSC said in an Aug. 20 statement. Sphere: Related Content

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