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Crib Mattresses Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard - CT.gov

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					PRESS RELEASE
Department of Consumer Protection                                                             Jerry Farrell, Jr.
165 Capitol Avenue                                                                            Commissioner
Hartford, CT 06106
Media calls: 860-713-6022
www.ct.gov/dcp                                                                               Date: June 6, 2008

        Department of Consumer Protection Alerts Consumers to Recall of
                 Crib Mattresses, Due to Entrapment Hazard

HARTFORD, June 6 – Product Safety Inspectors from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection are
conducting recall effectiveness checks on retail establishments in response to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission’s voluntary recall of Simmons Kids Crib Mattresses , due to an entrapment hazard. If the mattress
measures smaller than the 27 ¼ inch minimum width, a gap is created between the mattress and the crib side rails,
posing a potentially fatal entrapment hazard for infants. This product was manufactured in the United States by
Simmons Kids, a division of The Simmons Manufacturing Co., LLC of Atlanta, Georgia.

The mattresses were sold nationwide through Pottery Barn Kids and nursery furniture stores from July 2006 through
May 2008 for approximately $100.00 to $150.00. The following model names are involved in this recall: *Pottery Barn
Kids by Simmons Kids Lullaby; *Simmons Kids Slumber Time Evening Star Luxury Firm; *Simmons Kids Baby
Mattress Series 400; and * Simmons Kids Baby Mattress 234 Coil Count. The recalled mattresses involve open coil crib
styles.

Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr., strongly recommends that parents check their children’s cribs for
any of the recalled mattresses. To ensure the safety of their infant, parents/guardians should measure the suspected
mattress by placing the mattress on the floor, removing all outer coverings, and measuring the width near the middle,
from edge to opposite edge. If the mattress measures less than 27 ¼ inches, stop using immediately and contact
Simmons Kids to receive a replacement mattress free. Although no injuries have been reported, an incident of
entrapment has occurred. For additional information, consumers should call Simmons Kids toll free at (800) 810-8611,
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET, on Friday, or visit their
website at www.simmonskids.com.




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