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March 28, 1996

Release # 96-090
CPSC: Rick Frost
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1166

CPSC, Bucky Products Announce Baby Pillow Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bucky Products Inc., of Seattle, Wash., is recalling over 3,800 Baby Bucky baby pillows. Infant pillows and cushions have been banned under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because they pose a potential suffocation hazard to infants.

The C-shaped infant pillows are intended for use in infant car seats and strollers to keep children's heads from rolling from side to side as they sleep. The pillows, measuring 10 inches long by 9.5 inches wide, weigh about 10 ounces, are covered in French blue, pink, or emerald jade Polartec fabric, and are filled with buckwheat hulls. The pillows' hang tags read in part, "baby BUCKY ... Seattle U.S.A. ... Pillows." Travel, variety, drug, and department retail stores sold the pillows nationwide from December 1993 to June 1995 for $22 each.

Consumers should take the pillows away from children immediately and return the pillows to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also send their Baby Bucky pillows to P.O. Box 31970, Seattle, Wash. 98103 for a full refund plus mailing costs. For more information, consumers should call Bucky Products Inc. at (800) 692-8259. Bucky Products Inc. and CPSC are not aware of any injuries involving these pillows.

This recall does not include the larger Adult Bucky Travel Pillows.

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