The Generation 2 crib, which was sold by ChildDESIGNS until the company folded in 2005, is being recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after reports of three infant deaths and 28 other safety incidents. Usually in a recall like this, the manufacturer offers to send out repair kits or replacement parts, but as the manufacturer no longer exists the CPSC is urging consumers to stop using the crib for good, effective immediately. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out the $60-160 dollars that it cost.
The CPSC says you should contact the store where you bought the crib, and you should receive either a refund, a replacement crib, or a store credit. If the store refuses to cooperate, call the CPSC’s hotline at 800-638-2772 and report it.
“Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” Drop Side Crib Brands Recalled; Three Infant Deaths Reported” [CPSC]
“Generation 2 crib recall: Stop using your crib now, CPSC warns” [Christian Science Monitor]