Graco and Serenity Cribs Recalled

Are you kidding me? When you choose a crib, you think that you are choosing the one place in your home that you can be assured your baby is safe.  I can only imagine how stressful it is to find that your baby might have been sleeping in a recalled crib!

I must admit, though, despite all of the media sensation surrounding drop-side cribs my daughter (and my son before her) does sleep in a crib with a drop side.  The side is very sturdy, and even when she shakes it vigorously it doesn't budge at all.  I would hate to see the convenience of drop side cribs becpme a thing of the past simply becuase people aren't susing them properly.  If you have a crib with a drop side, ALWAYS remember to raise the side completely once you put your baby in and check it periodically to make sure that the side stays up even when you lean on it!

The Graco recall is of LaJobi manufactured drop side cribs sold from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200 at childrens' stores nationwide. The models affected are the Ashleigh, Hampton, Jason, Kendal, Lauren, Rachel, Sarah, Shannon and Tifton.

If you have one of the recalled cribs, it is suggested that you stop using the crib immediately and contact
LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the
drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to find an alternative,
safe sleeping environment for their baby.

 For additional information, including the affected model numbers contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at

The Simplicity recall comes as a result of a reported infant death.  The company is out of business, so the CPSC does not have all of the pertinent information.  All Simplicity cribs are being recalled because the crib's mattress support frame can detach and cause part of the mattress to collapse, which can create a space into while a baby can become trapped or fall through.

If you have one of these cribs, you should contact the store at which you purchased the crib to arrange for a refund or store credit,

For more information and for the full text of the recalls go to the CPSC website