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2011-02-05

Recall - SafetyCraft / Generation 2 Drop Side Cribs

The following recall notice is from HSW:


Event Hightlights
Event Update - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that "SafetyCraft" brand full-size and portable drop-side cribs manufactured or distributed by Generation 2 Worldwide of Dothan, Alabama, contain drop-side hardware that appears to be identical to Generation 2 Worldwide "ChildESIGNS" brand drop-side cribs recalled in February 2010.

See the HSW Product Details tab for specifics on the affected items.

Generation 2 Worldwide ceased operations in 2005. The "SafetyCraft" trademark was then purchased by Foundations Children's Products of Medina, OH. SafetyCraft cribs manufactured and sold by Foundations Children's Products are not the subject of this Safety Alert. Consumers can identify the Foundations SafetyCraft crib with "Foundations" printed on the mattress support assembly instructions label under the crib mattress.

CPSC received reports of three infant suffocation deaths and 20 drop side related incidents involving previously recalled models of Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS cribs with plastic hardware similar to "SafetyCraft" cribs.

CPSC has limited information about these cribs and where they were sold. CPSC has been unable to identify major retailers that sold these cribs. These cribs are in use in child care facilities as well as homes. We could not verify whether or not SafetyCraft cribs were also available in Canada, but given that ChildESIGNS were, we felt it important to post this update.

See HSW for original Generation 2 Worldwide recall notice.

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.

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