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July 31, 1996

Release # 96-175
CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC and Playskool Baby Announce Recall of Playskool Baby Fold N' Travel Infant Carrier

CPSC and Playskool Baby Announce Recall of Playskool Baby Fold N' Travel Infant CarrierWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool Baby, Inc. of Northvale, N.J., is voluntarily recalling approximately 38,000 "Fold N' Travel" infant carriers because infants may fall out of the carrier.

Playskool has received 10 reports of children falling from the carrier, including reports of seven infants who suffered serious head injuries.

The lightweight plastic infant carriers, measuring about 17 inches long when folded and about 26 inches long when fully extended, were available in blue or teal with either a fabric or vinyl pad (model numbers 100, 101, 102, 103). Consumers adjust the carrier to any of three positions, rocker, feeder, or sleeper, by pushing the buttons located on each side of the carrier's handle near where the handle attaches to the carrier. The product can be folded by squeezing levers located underneath the carrier.

Children's products retailers sold the Fold N' Travel carriers nationwide from April 1991 through 1993 for approximately $35.00.

Consumers who own Fold N' Travel infant carriers should stop using them immediately and return the carriers to Playskool or to the store where purchased, for a full refund. To receive pre-paid shipping materials and for information on returning the carriers, consumers should call Playskool at (800) 447-7707.

Playskool stopped manufacturing Fold N' Travel infant carriers in April 1993.

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