The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning to consumers on August 27, 2008 that certain bassinets should no longer be used due to a significant safety defect. Specifically, the convertible bassinet products, made by Simplicity, Inc. of Reading, Pennsylvania, contain metal bars that are covered by an adjustable fabric flap which is attached by velcro.


An infant can suffocate by slipping through the opening and becoming entrapped in the metal bars. At least two babies – one in Kansas in 2007 and another in Missouri in 2008 – were reported to have suffered strangulation deaths as a result of this reported defect.

The CPSC and other consumer groups are concerned that day care providers and “second-hand” stores may still be using these products, and have urged that this warning regarding be shared with all such entities, as well as family and friends. The details of this recall of nearly 900,000 Simplicity bassinets can be found at

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury due to use of the Simplicity bassinet, contact the Boston law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. We will answer your questions and protect your legal rights. Speak with a personal injury lawyer today by calling (617) 742-1900, or toll free outside of Boston,1-800-545-3732.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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