FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

April 30, 1990

(301) 504-7908

Release # 90-089

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Comfort Products of Carrollton, TX, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling infant cushions because of a suffocation risk identified with these types of products. CPSC has received 19 reports involving infants three months of age or younger found dead lying face-down on an infant bean bag cushion. At least five of the deaths reportedly involved cushions made by Comfort Products.

The company's "Comfort Tote" and "Comfy Tot" infant cushions and the smaller "Cushie Comfort" pillow were sold nationwide. Approximately 126,000 Comfort Tote/Comfy Tot infant cushions and 7,800 Cushie Comfort cushions were sold from 1985 through April 1990. Comfort Products is the second largest manufacturer of these infant cushions.

The Comfort Tote and Comfy Tot are quilted, fabric covered, polystyrene-filled infant cushions with straps. The Cushie Comfort was marketed by the company as a small head support cushion intended for use in car seats and strollers. All the cushions have brand name labels attached.

Consumers who have these products are asked to STOP USING THEM IMMEDIATELY.

Comfort Products is offering an exchange product of equal value for return of these cushions. Consumers with Comfort Tote and Comfy Tot should return the cloth tag with the product name and patent number and a 6" by 6" piece of the cover fabric. Consumers with Cushie Comfort should return the Cushie Comfort cloth label with a 6" by 6" piece of the cover fabric. DO NOT SEND FILLED PRODUCTS. Send these items with your name and mailing address to:

Comfort Products Recall Program
1421 Champion Drive, #311
Carrollton, TX 75006