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RECALL OF TODDLER BEDS TO BE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY, APRIL 9

 RECALL OF TODDLER BEDS TO BE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY, APRIL 9
 On Thursday, April 9, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and a manufacturer of children's products will announce the voluntary recall of approximately 155,000 toddler beds manufactured since December 1990. The firm has received approximately 50 reports, including one death, of children becoming entrapped between the mattress and an arch of the headboard or footboard of these beds.
 The beds are designed for toddlers after outgrowing the crib but before using a full-sized bed.
 CPSC staff will be available for interviews about the bed and a sample of the product will be available for demonstrations and photo opportunities, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT at the CPSC headquarters, 5401 Westbard Ave., Bethesda, Md.
 NOTE: Black and white photos are available form CPSC staff.
 TV Assignment Editors/Reporters: A video news release on the recall will be fed:
 Thursday, April 9, 1-1:30 p.m. EDT
 Coordinates: Telstar 301; Transponder 10 vertical
 Audio 6.2 and 6.8
 CONTACT: Dan Rumelt of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 301-504-0580.
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