WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government safety officials are recalling drop-side cribs sold at Buy Buy Baby, Kmart, Wal-Mart and other stores after the death of three infants.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says plastic hardware on Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS cribs can break and allow the drop side to detach. Also, the mattress supports can break away from the crib frames. Both defects create gaps where a small child can be trapped and suffocate or strangle.
The agency has received three reports of children who died after getting trapped in gaps between the drop sides of their cribs and their mattresses. Among them was an 8-month-old boy from Newark, Ohio, who suffocated in July 2007.
The cribs were made by Generation 2 Worldwide, which went out of business in 2005.