FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fisher-Price Recall Line: (800) 432-5437
April 7, 2000
Release # 00-092
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling two infant products. About 105,000 "3-in-1 Cradle Swings" with detachable carriers are being recalled, along with 235,000 "Bounce 'n Play Activity Domes."
Recall of 3-in-1 Cradle Swing With Detachable Carrier
The 3-in-1 Cradle Swing has a detachable seat that can be used as a carrier. When used as a carrier, the locks for the handle can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to flip forward. When this happens, infants can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. There have been 28 reports of the carrier's handle unexpectedly releasing when used as a carrier, resulting in injuries to 10 infants. The injuries include a skull fracture, bumps, bruises and scrapes to the head. According to the reports, some injuries occurred to infants who were restrained in the seat.
The recalled Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Cradle Swings are model numbers 79321 and 79322. The model number is on the underside of the motor housing and on the bottom of the seat. "Fisher-Price" is on the front of the motor's housing and on the bottom of the seat. Only swings with detachable carriers are included in this recall.
Mass merchandise, juvenile products and major discount stores sold the 3-in-1 Cradle Swings nationwide from March 1997 through January 1999 for about $100.
Consumers should stop using the swing's seat as a carrier immediately. Fisher-Price will provide a free repair kit that will lock the carrier's handle in place. The repair can be done quickly and easily in the home. Consumers can continue to use the seat as intended as a cradle swing. Fisher-Price Cradle Swings that do not have a detachable carrier (model numbers 79454, 79456 and 79386) are not included in this recall.
Recall of Bounce 'n Play™ Activity Dome
The Bounce 'n Play Activity Dome is a portable play and nap space for indoor and outdoor use. The product resembles a pop up tent. It features a zippered canopy attached to a raised metal frame that suspends the play and nap surface so that it can bounce. The nylon bands that hold the surface level can detach allowing the surface to tilt. This can cause an infant to slide down against one end and be trapped in a position in which it is difficult to breathe, posing a suffocation hazard.
There have been 28 reports of the nylon band detaching and causing the play and nap surface to tilt. No injuries have been reported.
To determine if the Bounce 'n Play Activity Dome is part of the recall, check the notice tag on the bottom of the product. Model number 79534 is on the left side of the tag and a 6-character code is on the bottom of the tag. All codes that end with number 8 are included in the recall. All codes that end with number 9 and begin with numbers 001 through 286 are included in the recall. Only products with these codes are recalled. Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if their Activity Dome is recalled. "Fisher-Price" is on the canopy of the product.
Mass merchandise, juvenile products and major discount stores have sold the Bounce 'n Play Activity Domes nationwide from December 1998 through March 2000 for about $50.
Consumers should stop using the Bounce 'n Play Activity Dome immediately. Fisher-Price has discontinued distribution of the repair kit for this product. Consumers should discontinue use of the item immediately and contact Fisher-Price for further information.
Fisher-Price Bounce 'n Play Activity Domes with a green dot on the bottom of the product (and a "quality approved" sticker on the box) have been repaired and are not recalled.
For more information, consumers should call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the Fisher-Price website at www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp for more information.
Conumers can also view a video clip about these two recalls (transcript). This is in "streaming video" format.
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