Once again, drop-side cribs are in the news. This time the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning to consumers about â€śSafetyCraftâ€ť drop-side cribs. According to a News Inferno, article, CPSC is calling the SafetyCraft full-size and portable drop-side cribs, which are manufactured or distributed by Generation 2 Worldwide, unsafe.
It appears that the hardware on the SafetyCraft is the same as Generation 2 Worldwideâ€™s ChildESIGNS drop-side crib, which was recalled earlier this year.
The SafetyCraft drop-side crib has plastic hardware that can fail and leave infants and toddlers exposed to risk. The plastic hardware can break, causing the drop side rail to detach from the crib. This creates a gap which children can become entrapped in. An entrapped child will be wedged between the mattress and crib, creating a risk of suffocation or strangulation. Additionally, the mattress supports can also detach from the cribâ€™s frame which again creates a hazardous space where an infant or toddler may become lodged and suffocate.
It is important to note that Generation 2 Worldwide ceased operation in 2005. Foundations Childrenâ€™s Products bought the trademark to the SafetyCraft and SafetyCraft cribs manufactured and sold by them are not affected by the CPSCâ€™s warning. All SafetyCraft cribs made and sold by Foundations Childrenâ€™s Products will have â€śFoundationsâ€ť printed on the mattress support assembly instruction labels, found under the crib mattress.