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Store Will Credit Defective Cribs
The recall that was announced late last week affects all simplicity cribs with the tubular metal mattress system.
According to the consumer product safety commission, eight cribs are included as they pose a major risk for serious injury or death due to strangulation, fall hazards and entrapment, including a death of an infant.
Local retailer Nine months later sold nine of the Ellis model cribs, product number 8676 to its customers.
But the makers of simplicity cribs, SFCA are no longer in business.
Conni Walker, co-owner of Nine Months Later "And normally what would happen is the manufacturer would provide some sort of a mechanism to correct the flaw in the product; but since they're not in business, they're not able to do that."
That’s why Nine Months Later is giving its customers credit for the crib, and if they want, could use the money for any crib in the store.
"It's the right thing to do for our customers; we want to make sure our babies are in cribs as safe as can be."
Walker says this is the first time in the year they've been opened, that a manufacturer was not still in business to provide some sort of relief whether through fixing the product or giving credit back to the costumer.
"We carried a small amount of inventory from that manufacturer. They had actually gone out of business when we opened the store."
The consumer product safety commission recommends that if you did buy a Simplicity crib, to contact the store you purchased it from, for a full refund or store credit.