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Report: Stroller To Be Recalled

February 17, 1999

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) _ Strollers that can collapse and mattresses that can trap children in crib frames are being recalled by Cosco and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, according to a published report.

USA Today reports in today’s editions that more than 200 children have been injured when Cosco’s Geoby Two Way strollers collapsed after locks on folding mechanisms failed. It said the children either fell out of the strollers or caught arms, hands or fingers in the locks.

About 57,000 of the strollers, made over the last 12 months, have been sold. Cosco is offering a free repair kit with two extra locking pins to fix the folding mechanism.

The paper said 12 children have been trapped, including one who was killed, when mattresses on Cosco tubular metal cribs collapsed and children slipped through 5-inch slats in the platform.

The safety commission says about 62,000 of the mattresses were sold between 1994 and 1997. The company is giving consumers $25 checks to purchase new mattresses.

The CPSC said consumers should place a flat board approximately 27 inches wide and 51 inches long between the mattress and crib platform until they can get a replacement mattress.

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