It’s been all over the web today, so chances are good you’ve already seen that Simplicity has recalled one million cribs, including some that bear the Graco logo. The cribs were sold between 1998 and May of this year, and retailed for $100 to $300.
The problem is that the drop-side can detach from the crib, which has resulted in two deaths. Apparently on newer models, the drop-side can be incorrectly installed, while on older models, even correct installation doesn’t prevent the potential for injury. Owners of older models should contact Simplicity for a free repair, while owners of newer models should contact Simplicity if the hardware is broken or incorrectly installed. Simplicity can be reached at (888) 593-9274 (they’re open 9-5 Eastern time on Saturdays) or www.simplicityforchildren.com.
Click through to the CPSC press release for pictures of the drop-side hardware, model numbers, and instructions on how to inspect your crib.