Another infant death fires up efforts to recall all Simplicity drop-side cribs


Reports of another infant death due to defective mechanics on a Simplicity brand drop-side crib has the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission calling for wider recalls of the popular, low-priced cribs.

The latest death involved a 7-month-old baby in Princeton, Kentucky. In July an 8-month old in Texas suffocated between the mattress and the side of the crib when a plastic connector on the drop side broke away. The CPSC is aware of at least 25 incidents to date involving the drop side detaching from the cribs, including a total of 11 deaths. This is what lead to the crib recall.