The CPSC has issued a warning regarding Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close Sleeper” model bassinets. The CPSC has received reports of two infants strangling to death in the metal bars on the bassinet. One death occurred in September of 2007 and one happened in August 2008.
Simplicity Inc. was recently purchased by SFCA, Inc., which has refused to issue a recall of the product, because it claims to have no responsibility for products produced by Simplicity, Inc. before the purchase. The CPSC voted, using its new authorities in the recently passed Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, to release this warning upon making a finding that public health and safety requires immediate notice. The CPSC urges all consumers to share this safety warning with day care centers, consignment stores, family and friends to ensure that no child is placed to sleep in one of the Simplicity convertible bassinets covered under this warning.