Playskool Travel-Lite Portable Cribs Recalled By Kolcraft -- Suffocation Risk Cited

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March 10, 1993

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Release # 93-043

 

Playskool Travel-Lite Portable Cribs Recalled By Kolcraft -- Suffocation Risk Cited

PRODUCT: 11,638 Playskool Travel-Lite Portable Cribs, models 77101 and 77103 manufactured by Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.

PROBLEM: If the side rails of the portable crib fold during use, an infant can become entrapped and suffocate. Three deaths have been reported.

WHAT TO DO: Stop using and call Kolcraft at 1-800-453-7673 for instructions on how to obtain a refund.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., Chicago, IL, is voluntarily recalling 11,638 Playskool Travel-Lite portable cribs, models 77101 and 77103. The cribs were manufactured by Kolcraft under license from Playskool and sold nationally from 1990 to 1992. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Commission has received three reports of infant deaths due to suffocation in these cribs. In each case an infant allegedly was found entrapped in a folded crib.

The incidents reported to CPSC suggest that if the side rails of the crib fold during use, an infant may become entrapped in the "V" where the side rails fold. While it is still unclear exactly why the crib side rails folded, Kolcraft is recalling all Travel-Lite cribs in an effort to prevent any further risk of injury to infants using these cribs.

The Playskool Travel-Lite portable crib has two nylon mesh sides and two blue solid plastic ends. "Playskool" appears in white letters on a red background on each end. The crib folds in the center for storage and handling.

Consumers who have a Playskool Travel-Lite portable crib should immediately stop using it and call Kolcraft toll-free at 1-800-453-7673 for instructions on how to obtain a refund. The toll-free line is open between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.