Safety Alerts Saves Lives
Safety Alerts  
Home Privacy About Us Contact Us Change Preferences

April 30, 1990

MFP "Sof-Sak" Infant Cushions Recalled

Hays, KS (SafetyAlerts) - MFP is voluntarily recalling approximately 76,000 of its "Sof-Sak" infant bean bag cushions, because of an alleged suffocation hazard to infants. CPSC has received one report of a death of an infant found face-down after being left to sleep on the "Sof- Sak." The Commission has received 18 other reports of infant deaths on similar infant cushions made by other manufacturers.

"Sof-Sak" was sold nationwide from 1986 through February, 1990 for approximately $20.00.

MFP and the Commission staff urge consumers who have these products to stop using them immediately.

The "Sof-Sak" is a quilted, fabric covered, polystyrene pellet-filled cushion intended for use with infants. Each cushion is equipped with restraining waist and crotch straps. The name "Sof-Sak" appears on the waist strap. The manufacturer's name, along with information concerning fiber content, appears on a paper tag attached to the product. Another label includes a statement not to leave child unattended.

MFP is offering to exchange a free playmat for each Sof-Sak in consumers' hands. To obtain the playmat, cut the paper tag with MFP on it from the product, or cut off a section of the strap with the Sof-Sak name on it. Send this identification, along with a 6" x 6" piece of fabric cut from the cover to:

Sof-Sak/Playmat Exchange
MFP, Inc
P.O. Box 135
Hays, KS 67601-0135 For assistance or information, call 1-800-637-2229.

Selected Recent Recalls

Health Professional:

Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

Sign-up for SafetyAlerts by Email -
The free internet newsletter that could
some day literally save your life - or
the life of someone you know.

Safety Alerts compiles comprehensive safety recall information for the United States. SafeMail is a free email service to warn consumers of faulty products and contaminated foods. For complete information regarding current recalls, past recalls and timely product warning notification visit:



The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.