Injuries To Children: February 2010 Archives

February 22, 2010

Infant Deaths Prompt Nationwide Crib Recall

The deaths of three babies, all under one year of age, have spurred a nationwide recall of Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled these cribs, which are sold in many stores including Walmart, because they pose a threat of death or serious injury. Parents are advised to no longer use these cribs because babies can suffocate or be strangulated by these defective products. The CPSC warns to not try to fix the recalled cribs.

The drop side of these cribs can detach, causing a space where babies have no way of escaping, which can lead to suffocation or strangulation. In addition to the three deaths reported, several injuries, including bruising and a broken arm, have also been reported to the CPSC.

Last month Dorel Asia recalled several crib models because their defective drop sides also posed a threat of strangulation or suffocation. Around the same time, the CPSC recalled 1.5 million dangerous Graco strollers.

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