A global product recall is one of the worst nightmares for CEOs and consumer companies. Here’s a look at some of the biggest in recent history.
Drop-side cribs by Stork Craft (2009) The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 2.1 million drop-side cribs after four children suffocated in the cribs. Safety regulators said the cribs had problems with their hardware or that they were assembled improperly by purchasers. This was just one of a number of crib recalls from big-name companies including Evenflo and Pottery Barn Kids. In December 2010, the government outlawed drop-side cribs. More than 30 infants and toddlers died from 2000 to 2010 because of problems with the cribs. AP Buy Photo