Following three infant deaths, Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop-side cribs are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
This recall could affect 500,000 cribs, according to CPSC estimates. As in other recent drop-side crib recalls, the hardware on the crib can break and cause the drop-side to detach, creating a space that can trap an infant or toddler. The flaw has resulted in suffocation deaths of three infants. The cribs have experienced additional problems with the mattress support detaching and creating a space that can entrap a child.
Do you own this product? Find out what to do next.This recall follows a Dorel Asia crib recall last month, which targeted drop-side cribs with faulty hardware. In November 2009, Stork Craft recalled 2.1 million drop-side cribs for a similar hardware failure. Crib companies have moved away from manufacturing this style of crib, focusing on styles such as hinged fold-down fronts. Safety experts recommend parents avoid drop-side cribs, due to this risk.
While other recent recalls have provided parents with hardware replacement kits, Generation 2 went out of business in 2005. The cribs were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Kmart, and Walmart.
The CSPC recommends parents stop using these cribs.
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