February 09, 2010

CPSC announces recall of Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs

On February 9, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  issued a recall of all Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs after reports of three infant deaths between 2002 and 2007 and additional reports of other drop side incidents, some of which involved serious injuries to children.

The CPSC says that hardware on the cribs can break, causing the drop side of the crib to detach and creating a dangerous space in which a toddler or infant can become entrapped. Once entrapped, the child may be at risk of serious injury or death due to suffocation or strangulation.

Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs have been sold nationwide at various furniture and retail stores, including Kmart, Walmart and Buy Buy Baby. The CPSC is urging parents and caregivers to stop using these cribs immediately.  

Click here to read the full CPSC press release and for a complete list of known crib recall model numbers.

Visit the CPSC Crib Information Center for more details about crib safety.  

Motley Rice attorneys advocate for the improved health and welfare of consumers, fight against manufacturers of defective or dangerous consumer products and work to promote changes in safety standards. If your child has received injuries due to the recently recalled drop side cribs, contact  Anne Kearse or Kevin Dean via email or call +1 800.768.4026.