Drop-side cribs recalled after deaths
Government security officials disclosed more than 500,000 recalls yesterday.
Side cribs for sale at Buy Baby, Kmart, Walmart-
Wal-Mart and other stores after three babies died.
The Consumer Product Safety Board said plastic hardware for the world\'s second generation and children\'s design of baby beds could break and allow drop side separation.
In addition, the mattress holder can be detached from the crib frame.
Both defects cause a gap in which a child is trapped, suffocated, or suffocated.
The agency received three reports that the child died after being trapped in a gap between the crib and the mattress.
Consumer advocates have been complaining about falling-related issues for yearsside cribs.