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Cribs Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk

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Two children died after being suffocated in their cribs and now over one million cribs have been recalled due to a design flaw. The recalled cribs were made in China and are sold under the name Simplicity and Graco. They are drop side cribs that were sold in stores from January 1998 through May 2007. The retail price for the cribs was from $100 to $300.

Two infants, a 9-month-old and a 6-month-old, died after the drop-rail sides of their cribs were installed upside down, the agency said. It is investigating the death of a third child in a newer-style crib that is not part of the recall.

Ken Waldman, the president of Simplicity for Children, was not available for comment, according to a receptionist at the company’s headquarters. A company spokesman did not immediately return calls.

The company is asking parents to make sure their cribs have been installed correctly to minimize risk. They are also offering a repair kit to fix the defective cribs.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.