WASHINGTON (AP) - The deaths of three children in their cribs
have caused about one million Simplicity and Graco cribs to be
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the three children
became entrapped in their cribs and died of suffocation.
Two infants died in the recalled cribs, which were sold through
May of this year. The third child died in a newer model of the
cribs, which has not been recalled but is being investigated.
The CPSC says that in all three deaths, the consumer had
installed the drop-rail side of the crib upside down. This creates
a gap in the crib that children can slide into and suffocate.
Simplicity says none of the cribs currently supplied by the
company to stores is included in the recall.