April 19, 1990
Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) "Support
Sack" Infant Bean Bag Cushions Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - Gold, Inc., Army and
Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is voluntarily recalling more than 11,000 "Support
Sack" bean bag infant cushions because of a suffocation risk. AAFES sold these
cushions worldwide at post/base exchanges. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has
received reports of 19 infant deaths involving this type of infant cushion although there
are no known deaths with cushions sold by AAFES.
The Support Sack involved in the recall is a quilted fabric covered, polystyrene
pellet-filled cushion, sometimes called a "bean bag cushion," intended for use
with infants. Each cushion is equipped with restraining waist and crotch straps. Other
retailers have sold these or similar infant cushions. This notice is limited to bean bag
infant cushions sold at Army and Air Force exchanges.
AAFES and the Commission staff urge consumers who have these cushions to stop using them
immediately. Authorized exchange customers should return the cushions to any exchange for
a refund of the purchase price.
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