Baby Crib Recall: Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS Cribs Recalled

All parents and caregivers need to take notice of this important product safety information.

On February 9, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of all "Generation 2 Worldwide" and all "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs. The recall comes after the CPSC received reports that three infants have died as a result of suffocating between the drop side of the crib and the mattress. In addition to these deaths, the CPSC has received almost 30 other reports of children being trapped while using these cribs. In some of these instances, children have been injured.

Parents and caregivers need to stop using these cribs immediately.

According to the CPSC, "The crib's plastic hardware can break which can cause the drop side of the crib to detach from a corner of the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped. When a child is entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress, it creates a risk of suffocation or strangulation. In addition, the crib's mattress support can detach from the crib frame, creating a hazardous space in which an infant or toddler could become entrapped and suffocate or strangle."

There are several crib model numbers listed on the CPSC website, however, please note that all "Generation 2 Worldwide" and "ChildESIGNS" cribs are included in this recall. It is believed that more than 500,000 of these cribs were sold to consumers. The cribs were sold for between $60 and $160. They were sold at many stores nationwide such as local and national retail and furniture stores. These stores include, but are not limited to, Walmart, Kmart and Buy Buy Baby (see links to these companies' recall websites listed below). Consumers are directed to contact the store where they purchased the crib for information about remedy.

Again, the Consumer Product Safety Commission "staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these cribs immediately and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby." See the CPSC website for complete information about this important recall.