Company Phone Number: 800-345-4109

September 3, 1998

Century Contact: Shelly R. DiMattio, (330) 468-4332

Release # 98-163


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Century Products Co., of Macedonia, Ohio, voluntarily recalled about 50,000 Fold 'N Go Care Centers for repair. The care center's bassinet could have loose fabric, which can create a pocket near the floorboard in which an infant can become entrapped and suffocate.

Century has received four reports of babies getting their head caught between the bassinet's mesh side and floorboard, including one child who reportedly required overnight hospitalization.

The repair is no longer available. Consumers should destroy the product.

Only Fold 'N Go Care Centers with model numbers 10-750 or 10-760 manufactured before September 1998 are being recalled. These portable, wheeled care centers include a playard, a changing table with a side storage compartment and a bassinet. Model 10-760 comes with a canopy. The model number and manufacture date are found on the tube supporting the underside of the playard. "Century" is imprinted on the side of the playard.

Juvenile product stores nationwide sold these care centers from March 1998 through August 1998 for about $100 to $130.

Consumers should stop using the bassinet immediately and destroy the product. Consumers can also write to Century Products Company, Consumer Relations Department, 9600 Valley View Road, Macedonia, OH 44056, or call the company's customer service number at 800-345-4109 for more information.

Only Fold 'N Go Care Centers that include a bassinet are part of this recall. If your bassinet has a yellow inspection sticker on the bottom tubing or was manufactured in September 1998 or later, it is a more recent, redesigned model and is not part of the recall.

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