|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued September 3, 1998, Revised August 27, 2001
Release # 98-163
|Company Phone Number: 800-345-4109
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Century Contact: Shelly R. DiMattio, (330) 468-4332
Note: Repair no longer available. Do not use these products. Please destroy these products.
CPSC, Century Announced Recall to Repair Fold-N-Go® Care Centers
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.
Conumers can also view a video clip about this recall (Transcript). It is about 11 megabytes long and the download time depends upon the speed of your Internet connection.
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