Recall issued for some Simmons infant mattresses

This was in the Atlanta Business Chronicle this morning.

Atlanta mattress maker Simmons has issued a recall for about 20,000 Simmons Kids Crib mattresses sold at Pottery Barn and other nursery furniture retailers due to an entrapment hazard to infants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The American-made mattresses were sold under the names 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 from July 2006 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said some of the crib mattresses can measure smaller than the 27-1/4 inch minimum width requirement for cribs, creating a gap between the mattress and crib side rails, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.

Simmons Kids and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have received one report of a six-month-old baby becoming wedged between the mattress and crib’s frame. The baby was removed from the crib without injury.

Consumers should measure the width of their mattress by removing all outer coverings, putting the mattress on floor and measuring the width near the middle, from the outside edge of the tape binding to the opposite side of the mattress. If it measures less than 27-1/4 inches, consumers should stop using the mattress and contact Simmons Kids to receive a free replacement mattress, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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