Drop-Side Cribs Trigger 2 Major CPSC Recalls

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced two separate recalls of hundreds of thousands of cribs made by LaJobi Inc. and now-defunct manufacturer Simplicity, citing hardware failures that have created suffocation, strangulation and entrapment hazards for infants.

CPSC officials estimated approximately 217,000 Graco-branded wood drop-side cribs will be affected by the voluntary recall, initiated in cooperation with Cranbury, N.J.-based LaJobi, saying that the cribs' drop-side hardware is in danger of failing or breaking, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib and creating...
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