What is the problem?
The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets, including bassinets with the Graco logo and "Winnie the Pooh" motif licensed by Disney Consumer Products, contain metal bars that are covered by an adjustable fabric flap. This fabric flap is secured by Velcro fasteners, which are intended to be partially removed when the bassinet is converted into the bedside/close-sleeper mode. If the Velcro fasteners are not properly re-secured when the fabric flap is adjusted, or if the consumer entirely removes the fabric flap exposing the metal bars, an infant can slip through the opening between the lower metal bar and the mattress support and become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. Consumers are urged to check their bassinets to ensure they are not using one of the recalled Simplicity bassinets.
Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc.
These items were sold new+ at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark. / Toys "R" Us Inc., Wayne, N.J. / Kmart Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Big Lots!, Columbus, Ohio / Target, Minneapolis, Minnesota / J.C. Penney, Plano, Texas / AAFES, Dallas, Texas / Amazon.com, LLC Seattle, WA / Bed Bath & Beyond, Union, NJ / Burlington Coat Factory, Burlington, NC / Buy Buy Baby Garden City, NY / Chelsea&Scott LTD (One Step Ahead), Lake Bluff, IL / CSN Stores of Boston, MA / Fingerhut Direct Marketing, Eden Prairie, MN / Frogs and Lily Pads, St. Johnsbury, VT / Kohl's Department Stores, Menomonee Falls, WI / ShopKo Stores, Inc., Green Bay, WI / Sweet Pea Décor, North Beach, MD / USA Baby #47, Overland Park, KS / USA Baby #58, Brookfield, WI / USA Baby #136, Berlin, CT / USA Baby #141, Waipahu, HI / USA Baby #142, Virginia Beach, VA / USA Baby #147, Clovis, CA / Value City Department Stores, Columbus, OH /
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
The CPSC is urging parents and caregivers to immediately stop using convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. Consumers are urged to check their bassinets to ensure they are not using one of the recalled Simplicity bassinets. Parents and caregivers are also advised to return these bassinets to the retail store where they were purchased. All of the recalled bassinets can pose a danger to infants. See full recall announcement for all recalled model numbers as well as a list of retailers providing refund.
SFCA Inc., the Reading, Pa.-based company that purchased the assets of juvenile product manufacturer Simplicity Inc. after foreclosure, no longer appears to be conducting day to day operations. SFCA Inc. is no longer answering phone calls or responding to e-mails from consumers.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available in the CPSC recall announcement.
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What if I don't own this, but I own something similar?
It is possible that your item was included in a different recall, or will be recalled in the future. To find out, add your item to a free, private Items I Own account. Items I OwnTM will check your items against the past 13 years of CPSC recalls, then keep checking daily for new ones. Click "I Own a SIMILAR Item" to continue.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.