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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

CPSC, C & T International Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Side Rails on Baby CribsWASHINGTON, 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.

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