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Creative Playthings expandable wooden enclosures for infants and toddlers

Description: Child Enclosures Recalled by Several Companies NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 28, 1988 Release # 88-117 New Infant Strangulation Prompts Second Recall Of Child Enclosures WASHINGTON--Another infant strangulation in Pennsylvania involving an expandable wooden enclosure has prompted the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a second recall notice for old accordion style enclosures which have been involved in at least seventeen incidents resulting in four deaths. Noting that many thousands of the enclosures have not been returned to manufacturers and are still being used, CPSC said, consumers should immediately remove, collapse and store enclosures pending return of the product. First announced in May, 1986 as part of a consent agreement between CPSC and six manufacturers, the recalled enclosures were manufactured by Memline Corporation (under the name-Nu-Line Industries); WBI, Inc., (formerly Worldsbest Industries, Inc.); Paris Manufacturing Corporation; North States Industries; Mapes Industries, Inc.; and Creative Playthings (enclosures were last sold by the firm in 1974 and is not affiliated with Creative Playthings, Ltd., of Framingham, Massachusetts). CPSC said toddlers between 10 and 24 months of age are at the greatest risk because they can climb on the enclosure, and may slip and catch their the top of the enclosure. ead or neck in the V-shaped openings at They may also attempt to crawl through and become entrapped in the diamond-shaped openings in the middle of the enclosure. The angles of the V-shaped openings are narrow enough to entrap the head or neck of a child. For instructions on returning the enclosures, consumers should call Nu-Line Industries toll-free at 1-800-558-7300; Nu-Line is coordinating the recall for all manufacturers. As an incentive to return the enclosure, consumers will receive a $10 cash refund or a $15 coupon which may be used toward the purchase of any product manufactured by Nu-Line industries, Paris Manufacturing Corporation, or Northstates Industries, Inc. [Learn More]

Creative Playthings expandable wooden enclosures for infants and toddlers Recall Information

Recall Date12/28/1988
Recall ID4805
Recall Number88117
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