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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 1995

Release # 96-034
CPSC: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193

CPSC, Cosco Inc. Announce Crib Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc. of Columbus, Ind., is announcing a recall to repair approximately 190,000 full-size cribs. The spindles in the side rails of the crib can loosen and separate from the side rail. This separation could allow the child to fall from the crib or create a gap which creates a potential entrapment hazard. Cosco is aware of approximately 230 incidents, where the spindles separated from the side rails, some of which involved minor injuries.

The cribs are made of welded red, white, blue or multicolored tubular metal. The crib has both a fixed side rail and a drop side rail which can be lowered or fully raised and locked into place. The majority of the cribs were sold nationwide between January 1991 and April 1994 at leading retail stores and juvenile furniture stores, including Sears, J.C. Penny and Toys R Us, for about $95 to $150. The unassembled cribs were packaged in a box labeled in part, "COSCO."

The recall program involves crib models 10T01, 10T04, 10T05, 10T06, 10T09, 10T11, and 10T14. The manufacturer's identification, which includes the model number, is located at the bottom of the horizontal rail of either the drop side or fixed side rail of the crib. Cribs with a manufacture date code between 4490 (44th week of 1990) and 4093 (40th week of 1993) are included in this recall.

Consumers who own the recalled cribs should stop using them and contact Cosco at (800) 314-9327 for a free repair kit.

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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