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
MFP and the Commission staff urge consumers who have these products to stop using them
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:
P.O. Box 135
Hays, KS 67601-0135 For assistance or information, call 1-800-637-2229.
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