Danara Baby Crib Exercisers Recalled Because of Lead Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
December 5, 1985  
Release # 85-063
 

Danara Baby Crib Exercisers Recalled Because of Lead Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Danara International, Ltd., South Hackensack, New Jersey, today announced a voluntary recall of two styles of baby crib exercisers because of excess levels of lead in the paint on the products. A crib exercisers is intended to be fastened to the two side rails of a crib and suspended over the mattress so that an infant lying in the crib can look at and play with the exerciser. Since April 1981, approximately 100,000 of these crib exercisers have been sold for approximately $8.00 each through stores nationwide.

These baby crib exercisers are banned by CPSC's requirements which limit the level of lead in paint to 0.06%. The paint on both crib exercisers contained 2% lead. Therefore, these crib exercisers present a hazard of lead poisoning. Neither the CPSC nor Danara know of any injuries associated with these products.

Two crib exercisers are involved. The Winnie the Pooh exerciser, Model Number 15011, has a wooden cross bar with plastic straps attached to metal springs at each end of the bar. The wooden image of Pooh is suspended from the wooden cross bar along with wooden beads and plastic rings. The Smurf exerciser, Model Number 30940, is similar to the Winnie the Pooh exerciser except that a blue plastic Smurf is suspended from the wooden cross bar.

Consumers should remove these products from use immediately and discard them or return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund. Retailers should remove the baby crib exercisers from sale immediately and return them to Danara International, Ltd., 14 Central Blvd. South Hackensack, New Jersey 07606.

Anyone wishing additional information may contact Danara International, Ltd. at 201-641-4350 or CPSC's toll free HOTLINE at 800-638- CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.