Sorelle crib recall by Albee Baby reveals dark secret of Simplicity

Simplicity crib recall with different brand name.
Simplicity crib recall with different brand name.

A small crib recall of the Sorelle brand Prescott model by Albee Baby revealed a disturbing and potentially dangerous problem: the cribs were actually made by the most infamous manufacturer of children's furniture -- Simplicity.

The now-defunct Simplicity is notorious for cheap, poorly made cribs -- sold at retailers everywhere -- that have led to the deaths of at least 12 babies. Even though Simplicity, which imported its cribs from China, has been out of business, recalls of its products continue as the sheer scope of its sales and its disregard for product safety has been increasingly apparent.