FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 1999
Release # 99-108
CONTACT: Mark Ross
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
Generation 2 Worldwide Announces Recall to Repair Pisces Baby
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Generation 2 Worldwide, of Dothan, Ala.,
is recalling about 6,600 Next Generation Pisces Cribs. The slats on the headboards and
footboards of these cribs can come loose, creating a large opening between the slats. CPSC
standards limit the space between side rail slats to no more than 2 3/8 inches. Spacing
larger than this enables an infant to become entrapped in the side rails, which can result
in serious injury or death.
Generation 2 Worldwide has received 12 reports of slats on these cribs coming loose. No
injuries have been reported.
These Next Generation Pisces Cribs are model number 67-8100. They were
manufactured between March 4, 1997 and March 10, 1998. The model number and date of
manufacture can be found on a sticker at the bottom of the headboard. The Pisces Crib has
a high arched headboard and footboard with the middle two slats joined in a small arch
underneath the top rails. The crib has a natural wood finish. The drop side rail of the
crib has the "NEXT GENERATIONTM" brand name stamped in gold-colored letters.
Fully assembled cribs measure 30.2 inches wide, 54.4 inches long and 49.6 inches high.
Retail stores and juvenile furniture stores nationwide sold these cribs from March 1997
through December 1998 for about $199.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled cribs until the repair has been
performed. Generation 2 Worldwide is offering consumers replacement endboards with
instructions and the necessary tool for replacement. The original headboard and foot board
should be destroyed after the replacement has been completed. To order the repair
kit or for more information, consumers should call Generation 2 Worldwide at (800)
736-1140, Extension 224, between 7 a.m to 4 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.
This recall does not include Pisces Cribs with model number 67- 8102.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from
unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the
agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for
information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or
CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand,
call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number.
Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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