Company Phone Number: 800-897-5919 

June 21, 1999


Release # 99-125

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Crate & Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill., is recalling for repair about 4,300 children's tables. These tables have a 6-inch hole cut in the center. Children can stick their heads into these holes and become stuck. Head entrapment can be painful and it can be difficult to free the child.

Crate & Barrel has received four reports of children becoming entrapped in the table openings. Two children required emergency personnel to free them.

The 27-inch by 27-inch table is natural hardwood. In the center of the table is a round opening fitted with a hanging red canvas bag to hold toys. A red wooden disc with a small hole is provided as a lid for the receptacle. The tables were sold individually or as a set with two chairs.

The children's tables were sold in Crate & Barrel stores nationwide and through the Crate & Barrel 1998 Holiday catalog between September 1998 and February 1999 for about $75 for the table alone and $135 for the table and chair set.

Consumers should stop using these tables until the repair is made. To prevent a head entrapment, Crate & Barrel will provide a free repair disc that will permanently close the hole. Consumers should call Crate & Barrel at 800-897-5919 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday, or go to any Crate & Barrel store for the repair disc.

Picture of Children's Table