The deaths of three children in their cribs have caused about one million Simplicity and Graco cribs to be recalled.
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.
"And the child can become entrapped between the mattress and side rail and suffocate. If you are a parent who has one of these cribs in your house, check if it's a recalled mode and stop using it immediately. Don't put your child in that crib, tonight," said Patty Davis, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The CPSC says there are over a dozen crib models involved in this recall, for a complete list of all the models under recall click here.
|Consumer Product Safety Commission|