Simplicity bassinet recall is emphasized after two more deaths
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reemphasized its August 2008 recall of some 900,000 Simplicity bassinets after four more entrapment incidents resulted in two fatalities. Sadly, research shows that recalls result in less than twenty percent of recalled products being removed from the stream of commerce, and only a small percentage of products being repaired or improved.
This recall involves Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets sold under the Simplicty name or by Graco between 2001 and 2008. The deaths and injuries have typically resulted from entrapment between metal bars or in pockets of fabric where velcro-attached fabric is not attached to the bars or is attached improperly.