WASHINGTON (AP) - A government safety group says parents
shouldn't use a Pennsylvania company's baby bassinets after two
babies were trapped and strangled in the product.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says infants can slip
through the bars and suffocate in the "close-sleeper/bedside
sleeper" bassinets, made by Simplicity Incorporated of Reading,
Simplicity's 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain
metal bars spaced farther apart than federal standards allow.
SFCA Incorporated acquired Simplicity's assets in April, and the
CPSC says they've "refused to cooperate with the government and
recall the products." SFCA denies any responsibility for products
previously made by Simplicity.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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