This page last revised
November 19, 2006.
-- RECALL** --
SIMMONS Juvenile Products
Cribs - mattress hooks can break
More than 68,600 cribs need repair because their mattresses can collapse, potentially suffocating babies.
In the past four months, Simmons Juvenile Products has received more than 800 reports of mattresses collapsing due to breakage of the the mattress' bracket hooks which position the mattress height, according to the CPSC.
In one case, a 6-month-old was injured after hitting his chin on the side rail when the mattress fell.
A free repair kit, which includes replacement brackets and instructions, is being offered by Simmons. Per the manufacturer, the repair can be made easily at home. See the Simmons J.P. web address below for product photographs.
The cribs, constructed of maple or ash, were sold under the name Little Folks. They are painted or stained in more than 12 different colors, and "Simmons" appears on the top rail.
The cribs were sold nationwide through: Sears, discount, mass merchandise, juvenile product and department stores. Most of the recalled cribs were made in 1998. The cribs sold at Sears were made in 1998, 1999 and 2000. The headboard has a label reading "Simmons" and the two-digit year of manufacture. The year is the two-digit number following the model number. "Little Folks" is on another headboard label.
Consumers should STOP USING these cribs IMMEDIATELY and call
** Paraphrased from the "Minneapolis Star Tribune" newspaper 2/24/2001.
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