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March 1, 1995

Release # 95-088
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC, Welsh Juvenile Products Announce Crib Side Rail Recall

Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Welsh Juvenile Products of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling and replacing between 5,000 and 7,000 crib side rails that have missing or loose spindles. A child's head can get caught in the loose spindles or the space left by missing spindles, presenting an entrapment hazard.

In February 1995, the Empire State Consumers Association of Rochester, N.Y., notified CPSC about a defective crib. CPSC is also aware of an incident involving a one-month-old child in Virginia whose head was caught in a 6-inch space that was created by missing spindles. The child suffered no injuries.

This recall affects Jenny Lind crib model 6982 with lot numbers 8021, 8024, 8025, 8052, 8053, 8055, 8056, and 8070 and model 6983 with lot numbers 8022, 8023, 8026, 8027, 8031, 8032. Consumers should check the crib headboard for the model number and lot number.

The cribs were sold for about $100 between July 1994 and January 1995 at Kmart stores only in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Tennessee, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, Arkansas, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Texas.

Consumers who own the Jenny Lind crib models listed above should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Welsh Juvenile Products at (800) 648-4505 or write to Welsh Juvenile Products, 1535 S. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104 for a replacement rail. Consumers can also return the cribs to the nearest Kmart for a full refund.

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