WASHINGTON –

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of all Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” drop side cribs.

Three infant deaths were reported between 2002 and 2007 involving cribs made by the company, which has been out of business since 2005. CPSC has also received reports of 20 other drop side incidents, 12 of which involved the drop side detaching in a corner of the crib.

CPSC said it believes more than 500,000 of the companies were sold. The safety agency said the drop side cribs pose strangulation and suffocation hazards. The name “Generation 2 Worldwide” appears on a label affixed to the crib’s headboard or footboard. Some labels identify the place of manufacture as Dothan, AL. Others identify China as the country of manufacture. The name “ChildESIGNS” appears on the teething rail of some of the cribs.

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