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April 19, 1990

The Fourth Little Pig "Baby-Minder" Bean Bag Infant Cushions Recalled

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:


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