In March 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) expanded a recall on baby cribs manufactured by Generation 2 Worldwide. The baby product recall included full-size cribs carrying the Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS label.
According to ConsumerReports.com, these drop-side cribs were recalled because the plastic hardware can easily break, causing one side to detach from the crib. This could create a space in which a baby or small child could become entrapped, risking injury, suffocation or even death. On top of that, it has been reported that the mattress supports can come loose, allowing the mattress to sag, creating another dangerous gap.
The Generation 2 Worldwide crib recall includes an estimated 500,000 baby products. It is difficult to gauge the exact number of consumers affected by the recall, as Generation 2 ceased business in 2005. Because of this, the CPSC has very limited information about how many recalled cribs were sold and where, or even which model numbers should be included in the baby product recall.
There have been at least 3 suffocation deaths and 20 reports of child injury in conjunction with the recalled Generation 2 cribs. Common injuries associated with the recalled cribs include bruising and broken bones.
Parents who have a Generation 2 Worldwide or ChildESIGNS crib are encouraged to cease use immediately and contact the store where it was purchased to determine an appropriate remedy.
The Philadelphia injury lawyers at White & Williams LLP are well-versed in baby product recall injury cases and can talk to you about your options for legal recourse if your child has been injured because of manufacturer defect. Contact us today - 1-877-944-8396.