The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled about 900,000 convertible 'close-sleeper/bedside sleeper' Simplicity bassinets on August 27, 2008. This followed the death of several infants who strangled after getting caught in the metal bars of these Simplicity bassinets.
Unfortunately, two more infants have died in recalled Simplicity bassinets since last year, and the CPSC is once again urging parents and other caregivers to stop using these 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.
If you have a Simplicity bassinet, be sure to check the model number and the manufacture date code to see if it is included in the recall, and if it is, stop using it immediately. Although Simplicity Inc. is no longer in business, the CPSC reports that several retailers, including Wal-Mart, Toys “R” Us, and Target, have agreed to provide refunds or store credit if you bought the recalled Simplicity bassinet from them.