FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

April 19, 1990

(301) 504-7908

Release # 90-073

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- J. C. Penney Company, Inc., Dallas, TX, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling approximately 4,700 of its "Support Sack" infant cushions because of a suffocation risk. CPSC has received 19 reports that an infant was found dead lying face-down on similar bean bag infant cushions. None of the reported deaths involve products sold by J.C. Penney.

The Support Sacks that J. C. Penney is recalling are the following:

Description:

Retail Lot No.:

Disney Babies Toddletime Support Sack

341-5025

Sleepy Time Bears Toddletime Support Sack

341-5525

Sesame Street Support Sack

331-5625


These were sold nationwide in J. C. Penney stores for approximately $16.00 - $17.00.

J.C. Penney and CPSC staff urge consumers to stop using the above listed products immediately and return them to any J. C. Penney store for a full refund.