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1 Million Chinese Made Cribs are Recalled Due to Infant Deaths

By Erik Folgate

If you own a Simplicity brand crib, you may want to take it down right away. According to the article from CNN Money, 3 infant deaths have been reported because of design flaws in the cribs. The instructions for building the crib may have allowed people to build the crib incorrectly, causing the crib to collapse and potentially entrap and suffocate infants.

It may be cheaper to buy Chinese products and resell them in the U.S., but is it worth it to sacrifice quality? How many Chinese made products have been recalled or caused deaths recently? Think of the dog food recall that recently killed and made many dogs and cats sick. I think that the U.S. needs to be more cautious about what they buy from China and hold higher standards for them. We can’t be putting our children at risk just because it makes cribs more affordable.

Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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