Write An Essay On Adjustable Fabric Kidnapping

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In September 2008, a two-month old girl in Demorest, Georgia suffocated when she rolled into the adjustable fabric siding of her bassinet, pressing her face into a pocket which formed near the velcro fasteners. In January 2009, another death occurred due to the convertible “close-sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc. The six-month old girl in Fort Worth, Texas appears to have been fatally entrapped in the bassinet bar opening created when the velcro fasteners were not secured. The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets, have metal bars that are covered by an adjustable fabric flap. This fabric flap is secured by velcro fasteners, which are supposed to be partially removed when the bassinet is turned into the bedside/close-sleeper mode. If the velcro fasteners are not properly re-secured when the fabric flap is adjusted, or if the consumer entirely removes the fabric flap exposing the metal bars, an infant can slip through the opening between the lower metal bar and the mattress support and become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. This is what happened to the two babies that died due to the…show more content…
The business no longer accepts phone calls or responds to emails from customers about questions of the products. US Consumer Product Safety Commision said that it formally referred its investigation of the manufacturer and its subsequent owners to the Department of Justice. An official with the Justice Department had no comment about the situation. There have been multiple complaints to Simplicity Co., and they delayed releasing safety alerts which led to more infant death. In an article about the children’s death and the recall, this was said about the company: “At the time, the CPSC said the recall process was complicated because the owners of the Simplicity brand ‘refused to
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