September 3, 1998
Release # 98-163
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
Century Contact: Shelly R. DiMattio
CPSC, Century Announce Recall to Repair
Fold-N-Go® Care Centers
WASHINGTON, 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
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
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