From Biblical Baby Cradles to Bladed Baby Furniture

By: Luisa Amanda Gomes - Published: Feb 11, 2010   Updated: Jul 11 2011
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a recall of all Generation 2 Worldwide and 'ChildESIGNS' drop side cribs because of a 'risk of serious injury or death due to strangulation and suffocation hazards presented by the cribs.' This cluster has non-recalled cribs, cradles, baby beds and furniture ideas, so you can rest at ease if you happen to be on the market in search of new crib.

Implications - While many products introduced onto the market today are purposed simply to meet the growing demands of consumption-hungry consumers, the existence of such products is important to fuel the economy. Businesses that dedicate their efforts to creating outlandish and seemingly unnecessary products will appeal to those individuals within society who have disposable incomes to spend on meaningless items.