The CPSC says the crib’s plastic hardware can break.
That can cause the drop side of the crib to detach from a corner of the crib.
When the drop side detaches, the child can fall into the gap, getting wedged or trapped.
That can cause suffocation or strangulation.
The crib’s mattress support can also detach from the crib frame, allowing the child to fall through and suffocate or strangle.
Three infants have died because of the failure.
Generation 2 went out of business in 2005, so there is limited information about the cribs.
But it's believed that more than 500,000 of these cribs were sold.
Some of the known model numbers are: 10-110X, 10-210X, 21-110X, 20-710X, 64-315X, 26-110X, 90-257X, 20-810X, 46-715X, 64-311X, 74-315X, 21-815X, 21-810X, 20815X, 308154 and 54915.
All Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” drop side cribs are included in this recall, including those with other model numbers.
The recalled cribs were sold at numerous local furniture and retail stores including Kmart and Walmart stores nationwide for between $60 and $160.
You should contact the store from which they purchased the crib for remedy information, which will vary between a refund, replacement crib or store credit, depending on the retailer.
Consumers are urged to contact CPSC and report any difficulties in obtaining a remedy from their place of purchase.
Important Message from CPSC:
CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts.
Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy.
When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop-side or any other moving part operates smoothly.
Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement.
Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child.
In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire or rope.
For more information on Crib Safety, visit CPSC's Crib Information Center.