June 21, 1999
Release # 99-125
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Crate & Barrel Announce Recall to
Repair Children's Table
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Crate & Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill.,
is recalling for repair about 4,300 children's tables. These tables have a 6-inch hole cut
in the center. Children can stick their heads into these holes and become stuck. Head
entrapment can be painful and it can be difficult to free the child.
Crate & Barrel has received four reports of children becoming entrapped in the table
openings. Two children required emergency personnel to free them.
The 27-inch by 27-inch table is natural hardwood. In the center of the table is a round
opening fitted with a hanging red canvas bag to hold toys. A red wooden disc with a small
hole is provided as a lid for the receptacle. The tables were sold individually or as a
set with two chairs.
The children's tables were sold in Crate & Barrel stores nationwide and through the
Crate & Barrel 1998 Holiday catalog between September 1998 and February 1999 for about
$75 for the table alone and $135 for the table and chair set.
Consumers should stop using these tables until the repair is made. To prevent a head
entrapment, Crate & Barrel will provide a free repair disc that will permanently close
the hole. Consumers should call Crate & Barrel at 800-897-5919 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. CDT Monday through Friday, or go to any Crate & Barrel store for the repair disc.
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
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