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September 3, 1998

Release # 98-163
CPSC CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
Century Contact: Shelly R. DiMattio
(330) 468-4332

CPSC, Century Announce Recall to Repair Fold-N-Go® Care Centers

CPSC, Century Announce Recall to Repair Fold-N-Go® Care CentersWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Century Products Co., of Macedonia, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 50,000 Fold 'N Go Care Centers for repair. The care center's bassinet could have loose fabric, which can create a pocket near the floorboard in which an infant can become entrapped and suffocate.

Century has received four reports of babies getting their head caught between the bassinet's mesh side and floorboard, including one child who reportedly required overnight hospitalization.

Century is offering a free repair kit, designed to eliminate the pocket. The parts can be installed easily without tools.

Only Fold 'N Go Care Centers with model numbers 10-750 or 10-760 manufactured before September 1998 are being recalled. These portable, wheeled care centers include a playard, a changing table with a side storage compartment and a bassinet. Model 10-760 comes with a canopy. The model number and manufacture date are found on the tube supporting the underside of the playard. "Century" is imprinted on the side of the playard.

Juvenile product stores nationwide sold these care centers from March 1998 through August 1998 for about $100 to $130.

Consumers should stop using the bassinet immediately and call Century at (800) 583-4092 anytime for a free repair kit with installation instructions. Consumers also can write to: Century Products Company, Consumer Relations Department, 9600 Valley View Road, Macedonia, OH 44056. Consumers should not use the bassinet until they have made the repair. However, the product may continue to be used as a playard.

Only Fold 'N Go Care Centers that include a bassinet are part of this recall. If your bassinet has a yellow inspection sticker on the bottom tubing or was manufactured in September 1998 or later, it is a more recent, redesigned model and is not part of the recall.

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