October 12, 2006
Scandinavian Child Recalls Cariboo Baby Changing Tables Due to Fall Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Names of Products: Cariboo Folding Changing Tables and Cariboo Bassinet Changers
Units: About 90 Folding Changing Tables and about 40 Bassinet Changers
Importer/Distributor: Scandinavian Child, of Raleigh, N.C.
Hazard: If the zipper is misaligned, it can come apart and allow the cloth surface to separate, posing a fall hazard to the baby.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the zipper coming apart. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The frame of the folding changing table is made of wood with two folding legs and has a cream colored changing table cloth surface with zippers and side pockets. The product also has a bottom shelf cloth with Velcro strips. The frame of the bassinet changer is made of wood and has a cream colored changing table cloth surface with zippers that attaches to the top rails.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide and on several online merchants from September 2005 through September 2006 for about $260 and $120 respectively.
Manufactured in: New Zealand.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the changing tables immediately and contact Scandinavian Child to receive a replacement product. Scandinavian Child will notify all known purchasers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Scandinavian Child toll-free at (888) 353-2229 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday ET or log onto the company's Web site at www.SCIchild.com
Cariboo Folding Changing Table
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