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Potential Strangulation Risk Prompts Baby Mirror Recall

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Recall Date:
March 14, 1989

Recall Details

March 14, 1989  
Release # 89-022

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- G. Pierce Toy Manufacturing Company of Chicago, IL is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,000 "Bright Reflections, to No. 4799, crib mirrors sold during 1988. The flexible plastic edging may separate from the mirror and could present a strangulation risk to infants.

The company has received one complaint that a child's head became entrapped between the edging and the mirror. Although no injury occurred, the firm is recalling these mirrors in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to prevent future injuries from occurring.

"Bright Reflections" is a 12" x 16" shatter resistant mirror for use in cribs and playpens. It has three one-inch wide slots for the straps which are used to attach the mirror to a crib or playpen. Some of the mirrors had Velcro straps, most have nylon straps with plastic buckles. The plastic edging may be either blue or red. There is no manufacturer identification or labeling on the mirror. A decal with a yellow bear and the words "Bright Reflections" comes with the mirror for the purchaser to apply.

The majority of these crib mirrors were sold nationally in Toys R Us stores between December 1987 and October 1988 for approximately $10.

Consumers who have a "Bright Reflections" mirror should remove it from children and return it to the retailer for a refund of the purchase price. To obtain a new mirror, with the edging securely attached, consumers may return their mirrors directly to G. Pierce Toy Manufacturing Company, 4420 S. Wolcott Street, Chicago, IL 60609.

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