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Infant Deaths Launch Bassinet Recall

The government has recalled a baby bassinet that has already claimed the lives of two children.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is telling parents that have a "Close-Sleeper Bedside Sleeper" bassinet made by Simplicity to stop using the product immediately. Two infants died when they apparently slipped through the metal side bars and strangled.

The government says the Pennsylvania company's three-in-one and four-in-one bassinets contain metal bars that are spaced farther apart then federal standards allow.

Simplicity was purchased by SFCA, Incorporated at public auction this April, but the new company has refused to cooperate with the government and recall the product. SFCA also maintains that it is not responsible for products made by the former Simplicity company.

The CPSC is asking parents to please share this information with others and with their daycare facility.


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