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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
February 24, 1992
Release # 92-054

Graco Recalls Cradle Portion of Swing Based on Reports of Suffocation Incidents

WASHINGTON, DC -- Graco Children's Products, Elverson, PA, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announces the voluntary recall of the cradle portion of Converta-Cradle R brand cradle swings. Only swings with straight legs and which swing the infant from head to foot are involved. The company has received reports of four incidents of partial or total suffocation of infants while in the cradle when it was used suspended from the swing. A total of 169,000 units was sold after January 1990.

The Converta-Cradle R, which retailed for about $99.00, includes a swing stand and motor, an infant seat/carrier, and a cradle. Only the cradle portion is being recalled. Affected units can be identified by two features--the swing stand legs are straight, not curved, and the cradle swings the infant from head to foot. No other Graco Swing Products are involved in this corrective action.

Consumers who own Converta-Cradle R swings with straight legs should STOP USING THE CRADLE PORTION OF THE SWING IMMEDIATELY and should call Graco at 1-800-942-1700 for information about replacement of the cradle. The company offers, in exchange for proof of the destruction of the cradle, a choice of one of several Graco products or a refund of $25.00 for the value of the cradle portion of the swing.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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