According to the CPSC, 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. When a child is entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress, it creates 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.
In the United States, CPSC has received reports of three infants who suffocated when they became entrapped between the crib mattress and the drop side when the drop side detached.
There have been no incidents in Canada.
In Canada, this Safety Advisory affects Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS branded Drop Side Cribs with the following model numbers: 592081, 592681, 597431.
In Canada, approximately 1,200 of these Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS branded Drop Side Cribs were sold nationwide by major retailers and independent retailers from 2001 through 2004.
The name “Generation 2 Worldwide” appears on a label affixed to the crib’s headboard or footboard. The name “ChildESIGNS” appears on the teething rail of some of the cribs.
If you believe you have one of these drop side cribs in your possession, please immediately stop using the crib and contact Elfe Juvenile Products by visiting Elfe’s website at:
or by calling 1-800-667-8184.
Media inquires should be directed to: Ivan T. Bern at (514) 344-3533