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- Oct 13, 2001
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WASHINGTON About 400,000 Simplicity drop side cribs were recalled Thursday for posing a suffocation hazard.
The Chinese-made crib's hardware can break or deform, allowing the drop side to detach. This creates a gap between the mattress and the side of the crib, where a small child could be trapped and suffocate, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The agency previously reported the death of an 8-month-old child from Houston, who suffocated when some of the plastic hardware on his crib broke and created a gap.