Approximately 17,000 Portable Cribs Recalled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 19, 1981  
Release # 81-027
 

Approximately 17,000 Portable Cribs Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 19) -- Approximately 17,000 portable cribs are being recalled by the Questor Juvenile Furniture Company, of Piqua, Ohio, because the bottom of the cribs may separate from the sides, allowing an infant to fall to the floor.

The recall is being conducted voluntarily in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

CPSC staff has been informed of 36 incidents since 1979, in which infants fell to the floor when the soft vinyl crib "basket" became unstitched from the net sides. Four infants were reported injured.

The recall pertains only to model 320 "Kantwet Trav-L-Cribs" that do not contain a date code on the reverse side of the large white "law tag" attached to the crib mattress, The cribs are constructed of a colored vinyl "basket" with net sides hung on a collapsible metal frame. The model number, 320, is located on the front of the law tag. If the tag has a date code on its reverse side, the crib is not being recalled.

The cribs were manufactured between January and June, 1979, and sold for approximately $35 in retail stores east of the Rocky Mountains. The cribs were not marketed west of the Rockies.

Consumers who own a non-date-coded model 320 "Kantwet Trav-L- Crib" can obtain a free replacement unit by mailing a six-inch- by-six-inch swatch of materiai cut from the vinyl basket plus the white law tag from the mattress to: "Trav-L-Crib," 1801 Commerce Drive, Piqua, Ohio, 45356.



Cribs With Plastic Brackets

Model NumberDescriptionFinishApproximate
Retail Price
30705-08 Jennylind Maple $130
30706-50 Jennylind White $130
30707-10 Jennylind Pine $130
6071-08 Jennylind Maple $140
6071-50 Jennylind White $140
6574-03 Calico Kids Walnut $100
6574-58 Calico Kids Yellow $100
7430-03 Shaggy Dog Walnut $100
7430-50 Shaggy Dog White $100
6068-03 Springtime Walnut $100
6068-58 Springtime Yellow $100
6074-10 Cannonball II Windsor Burnished Pine $140
6074-50 Cannonball II Windsor White $140
6072-08 Colonial Maple $140
6072-10 Colonial Burnished Pine $140
6072-50 Colonial White $140
7475-10 Colony Burnished Pine $100
7475-50 Colony White $100
7475-58 Colony Yellow $100
7112-03 Barnyard Pals Walnut $75
7112-50 Barnyard Pals White $75
7419-03 Carousel Walnut $80
7419-58 Carousel Yellow $80
7400-03 Contempo Walnut $80
7400-08 Contempo Maple $80
7400-50 Contempo White $80
8078-03 Snoopy Walnut $100
8078-50 Snoopy White $100
30445-50 Winnie-the-Pooh
(sold on West Coast only)
  $100