Stacey Reuben Mesa
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|Release # 94-088
Cosco Recalls Youth Options Toddler Bed
PRODUCT: Approximately 75,000 Cosco Youth Options
Toddler Bed Guard Rails, #10T71 (sold separately) and toddler bed guard rails sold as part
of Cosco Toddler Beds, #10T23 and #10T33.
The high gloss metal toddler bed guard rails are red, white, or blue. The rail has a
3/4-inch tubular metal frame with two thin horizontal metal rods within the frame. Cosco
toddler bed guard rails with three thin horizontal metal rods within the frame, as well as
guard rails for full size beds, are not involved in this recall.
PROBLEM: Entrapment in the guard rail may create a risk of asphyxiation.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers owning a guard rail with two thin horizontal rods within the guard
rail frame should call (800) Cosco-14 or (800) 267-2614 to obtain a free modification kit.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Cosco, Inc., Columbus, Indiana, is voluntarily recalling some of its toddler bed guard
rails. The recalled guard rails have a 3/4-inch tubular metal frame and two thin
horizontal rods within the frame. The metal toddler bed guard rails were sold as part of
Cosco tubular metal toddler beds (model 10T23 and 10T33) and also sold separately as Cosco
model 10T71. Cosco toddler bed guard rails with three thin horizontal rods within the bed
rail frame, and Cosco bed rails for full size beds, are not involved in this recall. The
two-rod version being recalled was manufactured between August 1, 1991 and June 10, 1992.
They were sold in stores nationwide during that period and for a while thereafter.
Cosco two-rod toddler bed guard rails, in some circumstances, allow a space to be created
between the lowest rod, the toddler bed mattress frame and the mattress. A child can
become entrapped in this space, while sleeping or when the child attempts to back down off
the bed through the guard rail, thereby creating a potential asphyxiation risk.
Although Cosco has received 67 reports of children becoming entrapped in these toddler bed
guard rails, to date no cases of asphyxiation have been reported. A consumer complaint to
the CPSC Hotline alerted the Commission to the problem.
Approximately 75,000 red, white or blue two-rod toddler bed guard rails were sold
nationwide. When sold separately, the toddler bed guard rail cost was approximately
$12-15. Cosco toddler bed guard rails with three horizontal rods within the frame, as well
as Cosco bed rails for full-size beds are not affected by this recall. The three-rod
version of the toddler bed rail replaced the two-rod version in approximately June, 1992.
Consumers should locate the four-digit manufacture date code on the toddler bed guard rail
label and then call (800) Cosco-14 or (800) 267-2614 to obtain a free modification kit and
installation instructions. The modification kit includes a special guard rail cover
designed to close the opening and prevent entrapment. Consumers may also call the Cosco
800 number for assistance in identifying the affected guard rails.
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
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