March 28, 1996


Release # 96-090

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Bucky Products Inc., of Seattle, Wash., is recalling over 3,800 Baby Bucky baby pillows. Infant pillows and cushions have been banned under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because they pose a potential suffocation hazard to infants.

The C-shaped infant pillows are intended for use in infant car seats and strollers to keep children's heads from rolling from side to side as they sleep. The pillows, measuring 10 inches long by 9.5 inches wide, weigh about 10 ounces, are covered in French blue, pink, or emerald jade Polartec fabric, and are filled with buckwheat hulls. The pillows' hang tags read in part, "baby BUCKY ... Seattle U.S.A. ... Pillows." Travel, variety, drug, and department retail stores sold the pillows nationwide from December 1993 to June 1995 for $22 each.

Consumers should take the pillows away from children immediately and return the pillows to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also send their Baby Bucky pillows to P.O. Box 31970, Seattle, Wash. 98103 for a full refund plus mailing costs. For more information, consumers should call Bucky Products Inc. at (800) 692-8259. Bucky Products Inc. and CPSC are not aware of any injuries involving these pillows.

This recall does not include the larger Adult Bucky Travel Pillows.