Retailers Pull Simplicity Bassinets Off Shelves

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) Six major retailers are pulling Simplicity bassinets from their shelves because they've been linked to the deaths of two babies.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Wal-Mart, Toys ``R''
Us, Kmart, Big Lots, Target, and J.C. Penney have recalled Simplicity's ``close-sleeper/bedside sleeper'' because the products pose a strangulation hazard.

Last week, a 6-month-old Shawnee, Kansas, girl was strangled when she became entrapped between the bassinet's metal bars. And last September, a 4-month-old Pineville, Missouri, girl died from the same cause.

The government says SFCA, the company that bought Simplicity's
assets, has refused to recall the products.


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