February 17, 1999Cosco Recalls Crib Mattresses
Columbus, IN (SafetyAlerts)
- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc. is recalling about 62,000 mattresses sold with
tubular metal cribs. When a baby stands up in the crib, the mattress can compress and be
pushed between the bars on the crib's platform. The baby can slip between the bars on the
crib's platform and become entrapped.
Cosco has received 12 complaints of mattresses compressing and entrapping babies. An
11-month old baby boy died after becoming entrapped.
Cosco is offering consumers a $25 check for consumers to purchase a new mattress on their
The mattresses were sold with Cosco model "M" tubular metal cribs, manufactured
from July 1994 through September 1997. The "M" is the third character in the
model number. The model number and manufacturing date are stamped on a label on the bottom
of the crib's end panel. The cribs come in a variety of colors, including red, white,
mixed primary and mixed pastels. "Cosco" is written on the crib's label and on
the mattress' tag. The date of delivery also is written on the mattress' tag. Mass
merchandise and juvenile products stores nationwide sold these cribs and mattresses for up
Consumers should immediately stop using the crib or place a board, measuring 51 5/8 inches
long by 27 1/4 inches wide, between the crib's mattress and platform. Consumers should
contact Cosco at (800) 221-6736 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or
at www.coscoinc.com to participate in this recall. Cosco will help consumers identify
whether their cribs are involved in this recall. Once they get the new mattress, they
should destroy the old mattress by cutting it into at least three pieces.
Cosco model "M" cribs manufactured after September 1997 have a different
mattress and model "T" cribs are sold without mattresses. Neither of these cribs
are involved in this recall.
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