Infants strangled to death. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Warning issued on August 27, 2008 – Simplicity, Inc.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to parents regarding the use of the Simplicity Bassinets, specifically the Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” Models.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is officially urging parent stop using the Simplicity convertible “close sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets manufactured by Simplicity, Inc. On August 21, 2008 a second infant death occurred when a five month-old infant from Kansas was strangled to death due to entrapment between the bassinet’s metal bars. The first death occurred on September 29, 2007. A four-month-old infant in Missouri died in the same manner.
CPSC warns that Simplicity Inc. has allegedly refused to cooperate with the government investigation and has not recalled the product. Due to serious potential for death and injury, the CPSC is urging all consumers to share the safety warnings with day care providers, re-sale stores, family and friends. The CPSC warns that no baby should be placed to sleep in this product.
The CPSC Recall Hotline is 800-638-2772. If your child is injured with this product, the Keane Law Firm can help you get the compensation your child deserves. Please contact us for a free consultation.
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