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Lawsuit Filed Against "Deadliest" Crib Seller - Simplicity

According to the Boston Herald the family of a 1-year-old boy who was allegedly asphyxiated in 2008 in a Simplicity crib has filed suit against the retailer that sold them the product. Pennsylvania-based Simplicity and its successor company SFCA Inc., no longer in business according to the CPSC, were also named in the suit.
Lauren Zimmerman and Jeremy Fontaine filed a wrongful death suit against Hayneedle, Inc. also known as Netshops, Inc., the Omaha retailer who sold them the crib. The suit alleges that Hayneedle was grossly negligent in failing to warn the boys' parents of the crib's "dangerous and defective characteristics, and of the safe and proper method of assembling, using and maintaining the crib."
This boy's death was a key factor in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's decision to recall full-size Simplicity cribs last April because they pose a risk of serious injury or death. The cribs' frames can bend or detach which can lead to entrapment, strangulation, suffocation, falling and even death.
According to the CPSC, more than 2 million Simplicity cribs have been recalled since 2007. CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said, "Simplicity cribs are one of the deadliest products that we've dealt with in recent years." The CPSC advises parents with Simplicity cribs to stop using them immediately. Wolfson went on to say that "[the CPSC] believe[s] that thounsands, if not hundreds of thousands, of these cribs could still be out there. There are many cribs that Simplicity made and sold that do not have a remedy available and we urgently ask parents to throw them away." Visit the CPSC's web site for more information at

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