Deadly Bassinets Recalled
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking retailers to stop selling bassinets made by Simplicity Inc. of Pennsylvania after two infants died recently due to strangulation. The CPSC has called for a recall of Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible Close-Sleepers.
Just two days ago on August 27, 2008, the CPSC issued a safety alert after SFCA Inc. (the company that bought Simplicity’s assets in April 2008 at a public auction) after SFCA refused to cooperate and recall the products insisting they were not responsible for previously made Simplicity products.
The alert did not cover bassinets produced recently that have fabric permanently attached over the lower bar. According to the CPSC, six large retailers have agreed to recall the product and provide a full refund to customers who return the defective bassinet to the store where it was purchased. Those retailers include: Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, Toys R Us, and J.C. Penney.
Please click here to learn how you can return your defective Simplicity bassinet for a full refund.
If you or a loved one has suffered or died due to a defective product, please find an experienced personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible.