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Generation 2 Crib Update

Last month, CPSC announced a recall of all Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS drop side cribs.

CPSC received reports of three infants who suffocated when they became entrapped between the crib mattress and the drop side when the drop side detached.

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, creating 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.

Consumers responded with questions, in particular whether this recall applies to Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS portable drop side cribs as well as full-sized cribs.

The answer: Yes.

The portable drop-side cribs, like their larger counterparts may pose the same safety problems. Thanks, consumers for listening and asking follow-up questions.

Parents and caregivers should stop using ALL Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS drop side cribs – portable and full-sized – and find an alternative safe sleeping environment for your baby. Do not attempt to fix these cribs.

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