CPSC And Cosco Inc. Announce Crib Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

December 6, 1995

(301) 504-7908

Release # 96-034

 

CPSC And Cosco Inc. Announce Crib Recall

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc. of Columbus, Ind., is announcing a recall to repair approximately 190,000 full-size cribs. The spindles in the side rails of the crib can loosen and separate from the side rail. This separation could allow the child to fall from the crib or create a gap which creates a potential entrapment hazard. Cosco is aware of approximately 230 incidents, where the spindles separated from the side rails, some of which involved minor injuries.

The cribs are made of welded red, white, blue or multicolored tubular metal. The crib has both a fixed side rail and a drop side rail which can be lowered or fully raised and locked into place. The majority of the cribs were sold nationwide between January 1991 and April 1994 at leading retail stores and juvenile furniture stores, including Sears, J.C. Penny and Toys R Us, for about $95 to $150. The unassembled cribs were packaged in a box labeled in part, "COSCO."

The recall program involves crib models 10T01, 10T04, 10T05, 10T06, 10T09, 10T11, and 10T14. The manufacturer's identification, which includes the model number, is located at the bottom of the horizontal rail of either the drop side or fixed side rail of the crib. Cribs with a manufacture date code between 4490 (44th week of 1990) and 4093 (40th week of 1993) are included in this recall.

Consumers who own the recalled cribs should stop using them and contact Cosco at (800) 314-9327 for a free repair kit.