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GRACO RECALLS CRADLE PORTION OF SWING BASED ON REPORTS OF SUFFOCATION INCIDENTS

 GRACO RECALLS CRADLE PORTION OF SWING
 BASED ON REPORTS OF SUFFOCATION INCIDENTS
 WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Graco Children's Products, Elverson, Pa., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, announces the voluntary recall of the cradle portion of Converta-Cradle(R) brand cradle swings.
 Only cradle swings with straight legs and which swing the infant from head to foot are involved. The company has received reports of four incidents of partial or total suffocation of infants while in the cradle when it was used suspended from the cradle swing. A total of 169,000 units were sold after January 1990.
 The Converta-Cradle brand cradle swing, which retailed for about $99, includes a swing stand and motor, an infant seat/carrier, and a cradle. Only the cradle portion is being recalled. Affected units can be identified by two features -- the swing stand legs are straight, not curved, and the cradle swings the infant from head to foot. No other Graco(R) swing products are involved in this corrective action.
 Consumers who own Converta-Cradle brand cradle swings with straight legs should stop using the cradle portion of the swing immediately, and should call the company at 800-942-1700 for information relating to the replacement of the cradle. The company offers, in exchange for proof of destruction of the cradle, a choice of one of several Graco products or a refund of $25 for the value of the cradle portion of the swing.
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 To report an unsafe consumer product or a product-related injury, consumers may call the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's toll- free hotline at 800-638-2772. A teletypewriter for the hearing-impaired is available at 800-638-8270; the Maryland TTY number is 800-492-9104.
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 /CONTACT: Jerry Drobinski of the Scepter Group, 215-286-5951, for Graco Children's Products/ CO: Graco Children's Products, Inc. ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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