Government announces 2 big crib recallsPosted: Updated:
(AP) - The government is recalling thousands ofSimplicity and Graco cribs, warning that babies could suffocate orstrangle in them.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Simplicityrecall is linked to at least one death and involves thousands ofcribs, possibly hundreds of thousands, though many had previouslybeen recalled for other defects.
The agency says about 217,000 Graco dropside cribs made byLaJobi are also being recalled.
The problem with both types of cribs stems from hardwarefailures in which a piece of the crib collapses or breaks -creating a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib where a babycan suffocate or strangle.