April 19, 1990
The Fourth Little Pig "Baby-Minder" Bean Bag Infant
San Anselmo, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Fourth Little Pig
has announced the voluntarily recall of its Baby-Minder bean bag infant cushions because
of a suffocation risk. Although no deaths have been reported involving the Baby-Minder,
the Commission has received reports of 19 infants being found dead lying face down on
similar products made by other firms.
Baby-Minder is a fabric covered, polystyrene pellet-filled cushion with restraining straps
intended for use with infants. The manufacturer's name and address, along with patent and
registry numbers, appear on a paper tag stitched into a seam of the product. The Fourth
Little Pig name is also on a smaller tag containing washing instructions. Approximately
3,000 Baby-Minder cushions have been sold since 1985 for approximately $40 each.
The Fourth Little Pig and the Commission staff urge consumers who own these products to
stop using them immediately. The Fourth Little Pig is offering to exchange the Baby-Minder
for a product or products of equivalent value. The exchange products will be suitable for
infants. For information about the exchange products and instructions on returning the
cushion and obtaining the exchange product, contact:
THE FOURTH LITTLE PIG
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