Warning Against Generation 2 Worldwide ‘SafetyCraft’ Brand Drop-Side Cribs Due to Strangulation, Suffocation and Death

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has put out a warning to consumers in regards to “SafetyCraft” brand full-size and portable drop-side cribs manufactured or distributed by Generation 2 Worldwide of Dothan, Alabama. The cribs use drop-side hardware that appears to be identical to Generation 2 Worldwide ChildESIGNS brand drop-side cribs recalled in February 2010, hardware that can fail and place babies and toddlers at great risk of strangulation and suffocation.

CPSC staff is urging consumers to stop using these cribs immediately and to not attempt to fix the cribs.

Generation 2 Worldwide has ceased all business operations since 2005, so CPSC has very limited information on the cribs, where and when they were sold. Consumers can identify the Foundations SafetyCraft crib with “Foundations” printed on the mattress support assembly instructions label under the crib mattress. Also, the name “SafetyCraft” appears on a label affixed to the crib’s headboard or footboard.

This warning is for all SafetyCraft drop-side cribs, including model 92-8112, manufactured and/or sold by Generation 2Worldwide. Some of the cribs have a clear plastic headboard and footboard. These cribs are in use in child care facilities as well as homes.

The plastic drop-side hardware on the crib can break, causing a detachment from the drop side and the corner. When this happens, it creates a space where a child can roll and become entrapped between the drop side and crib mattress, causing a risk of suffocation and strangulation.

CPSC has already 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.

For more information, please call the CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772.