June 24, 1997
Release # 97-145
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, C & T International Inc. Announce
Recall to Repair Side Rails on Baby Cribs
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), C & T
International Inc. of Palisades Park, N.J., is recalling about 800 full-size wooden baby
cribs to repair their side rails. The side rails can loosen and separate, creating a space
greater than 2-3/8 inches between the slats. Babies could be strangled if their heads
become entrapped between the slats. In addition, babies could be seriously injured if they
fall out of the crib.
CPSC is aware of five reports where the cribs'
side rails were missing or loose. No injuries have been reported.
There are two crib models being recalled. The
Tracy model (item 800) is a wooden sleigh crib available in a white, natural, whitewash,
or cognac finish. The Christine model (item 210) is a wooden rocker crib available in a
white, natural, or whitewash finish. The manufacturer's identification, which includes the
item number, is located on the inside headboard of the crib.
Juvenile product stores in Massachusetts,
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida sold the
cribs from February 1994 through March 1996 for about $350.
Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately
and call C & T toll-free at (888) 470-1260 between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through
Friday for free replacement rails.
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15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous
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