|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 1998
Release # 99-037
Company Phone Number: (800) 426-8627
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Summer Infant Products Inc. Announce Recall of Crib Rail Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Summer Infant Products Inc., of Cumberland, R.I., is recalling about 5,000 Garden Play Yard Pals crib and play yard rail toys. The plastic flower toy stem on this toy can break when bent, creating a sharp edge hazard for young children, and possibly causing cuts or puncture injuries.
Summer Infant Products, Inc. has received three reports of flower stem breaking. There have been no reported injuries.
Garden Play Yard Pals attaches to cribs and play yard rails. The toy includes three figures on a plastic base: a gopher in a cup, a butterfly with a spinning ball rattle, and a flowered mirror with red and purple clackers around its stem. "Summer" is written in white letters on the front of the base. The toy was packaged in a box labeled with UPC number 0 12914 05802 2.
Retail and specialty stores, including Babies R Us, Ross Stores, TJ Maxx, and Value City, sold the toy from February 1998 through November 1998 for approximately $12.
Consumers should stop using the Garden Play Yard Pals immediately. For more information and to get a replacement product or a refund, call Summer Infant Products at (800) 426-8627 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or write the company at Summer Infant Products, 33 Meeting Street, Cumberland, RI 02864.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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