April 24, 1997
Release # 97-110
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Cosco Announce Recall to Repair Quiet
TimeTM Infant Swings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc. of
Columbus, Ind., is providing a free repair kit for about 355,500 Quiet TimeTM infant
swings. Screws connecting the metal hanger tubes and the U-shaped seat support can loosen
and fall out, causing the seat support and seat to fall. Infants can be injured from the
Cosco has received over 300 complaints concerning the screws, including 44 reports of
injuries such as bumps and bruises on the head and one reported concussion.
To prevent the swing seat from falling, Cosco is offering a free repair kit, consisting of
a new hanger and seat support with nut and bolt fasteners.
The Quiet TimeTM swing is a wind-up infant swing that will operate for about 30 minutes at
a time. A stand with four legs of white metal tubing supports the swing. The plastic swing
seat can be set in two positions and comes with either a vinyl or padded fabric seat
cover. "Cosco Quiet Time " is printed on a label on top of the swing.
Quiet TimeTM swings subject to this recall are model numbers 08-975 and 08-977 made from
February 1, 1993, (5th week of 1993) through September 30, 1995 (40th week of 1995). The
model number and date code identifying the week and year that the swing was manufactured
is located on a label on the underside of the swing's seat. The recalled swings have date
codes from 0593 through 4095.
Juvenile products and discount department stores sold the swings nationwide beginning in
February 1993 for about $45 to $49.
Consumers should stop using the recalled swings immediately. To receive a free repair kit
with installation instructions, consumers should call Cosco at (800) 221-6736 or write to
the company at 2525 State St., Columbus, Ind. 47201.
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
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