FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 1990
Release # 90-085
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tailored Baby, Inc., San Fernando, CA, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling its "Comfort Cushion" infant cushions because of a suffocation risk identified in these types of products. Although the Tailored Baby Comfort Cushion is not known to be involved in any safety-related incident, the CPSC has received 19 reports that an infant was found dead lying face-down on infant bean bag cushions made by other firms.
The Comfort Cushion product is a fabric covered, polystyrene pellet-filled cushion intended for use with infants. The manufacturer's name is attached to the product along with information concerning fiber content.
Approximately 78,000 Comfort Cushions were sold nationwide from 1988 through April, 1990.
The Commission staff urges consumers to stop using these cushions immediately.
Consumers who have a Comfort Cushion may return the paper tag with the manufacturer's name, along with a six square inch piece of fabric cut from the cover, to the following address to receive either a free shopping cart restraint (Safety Sitter, Model #2082), or an Infant Seat Cushion Cover (Model #1391). Specify which exchange product you desire.
Tailored Baby, Inc.
500 Library Street
San Fernando, CA 91340
Or, return the product directly to the place of purchase for a refund of the purchase price.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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