The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of another 400,000 Simplicity Drop Side Cribs because the 'crib’s plastic hardware can break or deform, causing the drop side to detach.' This follows the crib recall of 1 million Simplicity cribs in 2007 and 2008.
There has been at least one death of an infant and 25 other incidents that involve the drop side detaching from the crib, which allow the infant to become entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress. These recalled Simplicity cribs were sold between January 2005 through June 2009 and include model numbers 8050, 8325, 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8765, 8778, 8810, and 8994, 8995, 8996.
Unfortunately, the CPSC reports that Simplicity Inc. no longer seems to be in business, so no repair kits are available and parents will have to stop using these cribs and find a safer, alternative crib. The CPSC does state that parents can try to 'return the crib to the place of purchase for a refund, replacement or store credit.'