December 6, 1995
Release # 96-034
(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.
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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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