|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 1995
Release # 95-056
|CPSC: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1193
CPSC & Baby Trend Announce
WASHINGTON, D.C. --In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby Trend Inc. of Pomona, Calif., is
voluntarily recalling all portable crib/playpens sold under the brand names, Home and Roam
and Baby Express. CPSC determined that the crib/playpens can collapse if the products are
not completely locked into place. There have been two deaths and two more reports of
babies found not breathing (who were revived) associated with these products.
The crib/playpen can appear to be set up properly even if the top rails are not fully
locked. If the crib/playpen is not set up so that each top rail is securely locked in
position, a baby can be caught by the neck and strangle (see illustration).
The crib/playpens, which are
available in a variety of colors and fabrics, come in three sizes - 40 inches by 40
inches, 40 inches by 28 inches, and 31 inches by 41 inches. The words "Home and
Roam" or "Baby Express" and "Baby Trend" appear on two of the
four top rails. About 100,000 crib/playpens, priced from $60 to $130, were sold nationwide
from 1992 to 1994 by several different retailers, including Price Costco and Kmart.
Baby Trend is recalling ALL Home and Roam and Baby Express crib/playpens, regardless of
the purchase date or warning labels.
Consumers should call Baby Trend toll-free at (800) 234-1879 to have their top rail locks
replaced free-of-charge. Baby Trend will pay the postage. The new lock is designed to
prevent the collapsing risk.
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 obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.