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Simplicity Cribs with Metal Tubular Mattress-Support Frames

Starting date:
May 3, 2010
Posting date:
May 3, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Please note that there have been several earlier recalls for Simplicity drop-side cribs:  July 2009, September 2008, and September 2007.

Affected products

Simplicity Cribs with Metal Tubular Mattress-Support Frames

Product description

This recall involves Simplicity cribs with metal tubular mattress-support frames. The name "Simplicity Inc." or "Simplicity for Children" can be found on a label on the crib's mattress-support frame and/or the crib's end panels.

This recall includes cribs with the following names and model numbers
Crib Name Model Number
Simplicity Ellis 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System 8674NC
Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System 8676HC, 8676NC, 8676WC
Simplicity Crib and Changer Combo 8994WC (recalled July 2009)

Hazard identified

The crib's metal tubular mattress-support frame can bend or detach and cause part of the mattress to collapse. This creates a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged, entrapped, or fall out of the crib, posing a risk of suffocation, strangulation, and falls.

On April 29, 2010, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Simplicity cribs with metal tubular mattress-support frames by retailers in the United States due to the risk of death from suffocation and strangulation. In the United States, the responsible company, Simplicity Inc., is no longer in business. In Canada, until early 2008, Elfe Juvenile Products was the exclusive distributor of the Simplicity line of products.

Health Canada is continuing to monitor and respond appropriately to any complaints or safety concerns related to the Simplicity line of products.

Number sold

Approximately 3,624 of the recalled cribs were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled cribs were sold between 2004 and 2008.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc.
Elfe Juvenile Products
Tel: 1-800-667-8184

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative safe sleeping environment for their child.

For more information, consumers may contact Elfe Juvenile Products toll-free at 1-800-667-8184.