July 9, 1997
CPSC, Cosco Announce Recall for In-Home Repair of Full-Size Baby Cribs
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco of Columbus, Ind., is warning consumers to check more than 390,000 full-size metal baby cribs, manufactured since January 1995, that may have been mis-assembled with the mattress platform being used as a side rail. The crib side rail and mattress platform are the same size and have been used in place of one another. CPSC standards limit the space between side rail slats to no more than 2 3/8 inches. If the crib's mattress platform is used as a side rail, the distance between the slats would be about 5 inches. Spacing this large enables an infant to become entrapped in the side rails, which could result in serious injury or death.