February 21, 2001Simmons Recalls Cribs for Repair
London, WI (SafetyAlerts) - Simmons
Juvenile Products said today it is voluntarily recalling more than 68,600 cribs for
repair. Bracket hooks that are used to position the height of the mattress can break,
causing the mattress to collapse. Babies can become trapped and suffocate when this
In the past four months, Simmons has received more than 800 reports of bracket hooks
breaking. In one case, a 6-month-old hit his chin on the side rail when the mattress
Simmons is offering a free repair kit, which includes replacement brackets and
instructions. The repair can be made easily in the home.
Most of the recalled Simmons cribs were made in 1998. Those sold at Sears were made in
1998, 1999 and 2000. The cribs were sold under the name "Little Folks". Simmons
and the two-digit year of manufacture are written on a label affixed to the crib's
headboard. The year is the two- digit number following the model number. "Little
Folks" is on another label affixed to the headboard. The cribs are constructed of
maple or ash, and are painted or stained in more than a dozen different colors, including
natural, golden and white. "Simmons" is written on the top rail. Simmons will
help consumers identify if their crib is recalled.
Discount, mass merchandise, juvenile product and department stores, including Sears, sold
the cribs nationwide from January 1998 through December 2000 for between $200 and $600.
Consumers should stop using these recalled cribs immediately and contact Simmons to
receive free replacement brackets by overnight mail. Consumers can contact Simmons anytime
at (800) 421-2951 or at www.simmonsjp.com.
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