Sears Canada Advised by Elfe Juvenile Product Inc. of a Potential Safety Hazard relating to Simplicity(TM) 4 in 1 and 3 in 1 Deluxe Bedside Bassinet/Sleeper



    TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. has been advised by Elfe
Juvenile Product Inc. of a potential safety hazard relating to Simplicity(TM)
4 in 1 and 3 in 1 Deluxe Bedside Bassinet/Sleepers. It has been discovered
that there is a potential risk for infants to become entrapped between the
bassinet's metal bars, which may cause serious injury or death.
    Three Simplicity(TM) 4 in 1 Deluxe Bedside Bassinet/Sleeper models and
one Simplicity(TM) 3 in 1 Deluxe Bedside Bassinet/Sleeper were sold at Sears
Canada retail stores as well as through the Sears Canada catalogue, and online
at www.sears.ca between December 2003 to August 2008 from $157.00 to $199.99.
The affected model numbers for the Simplicity(TM) 4 in 1 Deluxe Bedside
Bassinet/Sleepers are 30450XFC, 3045DRMC, and 3040LAC. The corresponding Sears
item numbers found on your receipt of sale are: 65413, 65101, and 65100. The
affected model number for the Simplicity(TM) 3 in 1 Deluxe Bedside
Bassinet/Sleeper is 3050SAR. The corresponding Sears item number on your
receipt of sale is 65080. Model numbers are located directly underneath the
bassinet.
    Elfe Juvenile Product Inc. has received no reports of incidents or
injuries in Canada however; there have been two reported deaths in the US.
    In the interest of consumer safety, Sears Canada urges customers who
continue to own one of the affected bassinets to stop using the units
immediately, and contact Elfe Juvenile Products to receive your free repair
kit by visiting their website at www.elfe.net or by calling 1-800-667-8184.
    Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its department stores to
advise customers of this safety recall. Sears Canada is bringing this matter
to the public's attention in the interest of consumer safety and regrets any
inconvenience that may be experienced by our customers.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 197 corporate
stores, 185 dealer stores, 45 home improvement showrooms, over 1,850 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 106 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at www.sears.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Eliana Cugini, Sears Corporate Communications,
(416) 941-4426, ecugini@sears.ca


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