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Converting bed..need instructions

I need to do the last step of this bed..how do i convert to a half size bed

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    i have the same problem i want to convert the crib on a full bed and a couples of things missing I call the 1800 858 8323 the number doesn't exist anymore and Graco manufacturer don't even remenber those kind of bed anymore STRANGE we don't have any choice but trash the bed , I don't even want to give it to the salvation army because I just read that those bed have been recalled



    What to do ????

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    I want to change the graco crib 3 in 1 m 8740 in a full bed , some pieces missing I called graco manufacturerthey telling me theydon't make those beds anymore I don't think i will give those beds to the salvation army because i just read that they have been recalled.

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Most if not all of the simplicity brand drop-side cribs have been recalled, including the Graco 8740.

Here is the CPSP link regarding this crib:
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml09/09260list.html
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07307.html

According to the CPSP information the company appears to be out of business to some degree and are not providing repair kits.

If you know where you purchased the crib, check to see what their policy is regarding recalled baby products.

We had purchased ours at walmart almost 8 years ago and were able to return it to another store in a different state for a full refund last summer. They did not need a reciept received, they just needed the manufacturer label on the part that the mattress lies on.

Because ours was older, the customer service clerk did have to work hard to find the crib in their system, but once she did, it was not problem at all.

Toddler conversion on at least some of the cribs is simply to remove the front dropside from the crib (you may want or need to unscrew the dropside tracks to remove the actual side) Then screw the toddler rails to the front side of the crib. There should be pre-drilled holes for the toddler rails, if there are not then you may have the mattress support on backwards.

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