The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of all Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS cribs.
Unlike the Stork Craft crib recall in November 2009, there will be no repair kits provided for these cribs. In fact, the CPSC advises parents not to try to fix these cribs–and to stop using the cribs immediately.
These cribs, manufactured by a company that went out of business in 2005, were made with plastic hardware that can break, allowing the bottom of the crib to detach from the drop side at the corner. Three babies have suffocated after becoming trapped when the drop side broke off from the crib.
Because the manufacturer has gone out of business, consumers should return these cribs to the place of purchase. For a list of the affected model numbers, visit the CPSC website. The CPSC has estimated that there are over 500,000 affected cribs!
Again, if you have one of these cribs, do not try to fix it yourself and stop using it immediately! You can contact the CPSC recall hotline at (800) 638-2772.
Regardless of the type of crib you have purchased for your child, it’s always a good idea to periodically check all the crib hardware and make sure all fasteners are tight and that any moving parts are operating smoothly. Your child’s safety is paramount!