How to find out if your crib is recalled?

Checking Crib Safety

  1. Periodically checking crib hardware to ensure it has not loosened, broken, or gone missing.
  2. Checking the CPSC website to see if your baby’s crib has been recalled (Get a repair kit or exchange the crib if it is under recall; do not try to repair a recalled crib on your own.)

What do I do with a recalled crib?

For owners of the recalled drop-side cribs, the CPSC is urging parents to stop using them immediately and find a safe place for their child to sleep. For owners of the recalled Child Craft stationary crib, the commission says parents may continue to use the crib after ensuring that it has been assembled correctly.

Why were drop-side cribs recalled?

Dec. 15, 2010 — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is banning cribs with drop-down sides because they have been blamed for the deaths of at least 32 infants since 2001.

Are Graco cribs safe?

Graco also uses only non-toxic materials, its cribs are lead and phthalate safe, and all the cribs’ finishes are safe. Providing a safe sleeping environment for your baby is much more than just buying a safe crib. You have to choose the right crib mattress and follow safe sleep guidelines.

Are drop side cribs legal?

Today, it’s illegal to use or sell drop-side cribs — either new or secondhand. They’re also not permitted for use in business or community settings, even if they have been equipped with immobilizing hardware meant to stop the sliding functionality.

How many babies died from drop side cribs?

When that happens, it can create a dangerous “V”-like gap between the mattress and side rail where a baby can get caught and suffocate or strangle. In all, drop-side cribs have been blamed in the deaths of at least 32 infants and toddlers since 2000 and are suspected in another 14 infant fatalities.

How many babies have died from drop side cribs?

Is it legal to sell a drop side crib?

Do Graco cribs have lead paint?

The bed has 5 conversion options. It can be a crib, toddler bed, day bed, and full-sized bed. All the finishes are non-toxic and the crib is lead and phthalate free.

Where are Graco cribs manufactured?

Simplicity, of Reading, Pa., is listed as manufacturer of all the cribs, which were made in China. The recalled cribs were sold nationwide, under the Simplicity or Graco brands, from January 1998 through May 2007.

Why was the simplicity and Graco crib recalled?

The recall of at least 1 million Simplicity & Graco cribs was initiated by the CPSC because on certain crib models, the drop-side can detach from the crib, which can create a dangerous gap and lead to the entrapment and suffocation of infants. Missteps delayed recall of deadly cribs.

How to contact Graco about a product recall?

If you have any questions, please contact our consumer services team via the website at or at 1-800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ET).

Is the simplicity crib company still in business?

Because Simplicity and its successor, SFCA Inc., are no longer in business, the CPSC says it has “limited information” about the number of cribs sold.

Why are so many cribs on the market being recalled?

The problem: The cribs’ drop-side hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. That can create a gap between the drop side and the mattress, posing a risk of entrapment, suffocation, strangulation, or falling out of the crib, according to the CPSC.