Baby-Bed Product Linked To Infant Deaths Subjected to Recall

Federal regulators have recalled 600,000 Simplicity brand baby cribs on top of  the one million cribs recalled in September 2007.  The owner of the Simplicity brand is SFCA, Inc. of Reading, PA.  SFCA bought the Simplicity brand at a public auction in April 2008 after the Simplicity company went out of business.  SFCA has refused to conduct a recall of the cribs because it contends that it is not liable for defective products made before it acquired the brand.  Consequently, the government has gone to the retailers including Wal-Mart to execute the recall.  The defective cribs have been linked to several infant deaths.  The defect involves a drop side that can become detached creating a dangerous gap that can suffocate infants.

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