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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
February 11, 1998

PRODUCT
Pediatric Cribs, with security tops, all brand
names and models including, but not limited
to, Midmark C-374 Pediatric Cribs and Security
Tops. These cribs were manufactured and
sold by a number of companies including:
InterRoyal Corporation (Hurlco), Hill-Rom
Company, Inc., Cambridge Scientific Industries,
General Medical (Whittaker) Manufacturing
Company and Midmark Corporation. The cribs
were marketed under the following names:
Tabbert or "Tab" Crib Model C-374 (mfr'd by
Midmark, Cambridge, and General Medical),
Hill-Rom Model 249 (Hill-Rom), and TODAY Crib
Model C-374 (mfr'd by InterRoyal).
Safety Alert #N-003-8.
CODES All serial numbers of Midmark's Model C-374
Pediatric Cribs manufactured by Midmark from
1982 to 1986, are subject to the firm's
intended "Safety Alert". The serial numbers
for the Midmark Model C-374 cribs are as
follows: TP001000 - TP001651. The Serial
Numbers for those pediatric beds with security
tops manufactured by the other referenced firms,
subject to this Safety Alert, are unknown at
this time.

MANUFACTURER

Various.

ALERTED BY

Midmark Corporation, Versailles, Ohio. by letter
dated January 23, 1998.

DISTRIBUTION

Nationwide and Canada.

QUANTITY

1,361 cribs were distributed.

REASON

Problems resulting when the security top is
lowered after the siderails are raised resulting
in one or both of the security top latches not
being engaged. When this happens, a child can
push the security top up and out far enough to
place his or her head over the siderail. Then
when the security top is returned to its lowered
position, the childs neck can be caught between
the security top and the siderail resulting in
strangulation.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.