BABY changing tables, child rockers recalled

Friday, May 18th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced recalls of several thousand baby changing tables and child activity rockers because of possible defects.

The commission said Thursday that Child Craft Industries of Salem, Ind., is voluntarily recalling about 4,300 changing tables because some were not properly assembled and can come apart and pose a fall hazard to babies.

The tables are made of beech wood and come in a variety of colors. They can be identified by two labels on one of the rails, one says ``Child Craft Industries'' and another reads in part ``FoppsPedretti, Made in Italy.''

Department and specialty stores, including Sears and Burlington Coat Factory, sold the changing tables from August 1998 through April 2001 for about $150.

For information on the recall, consumers can call Child Craft at 866-423-3114.

The commission also said COMBI International Corp. of Carol Stream, Ill., has recalled 4,100 child activity rockers to replace their toy bars.

One of the toys, a clear plastic ball, can crack and break, exposing the small beads inside and pose a choking hazard to young children, the commission said.

The rockers sold nationwide for about $70. The recalled toy bars are on activity rockers with model numbers 9710-0 and 9710-1 and lot numbers 7000-10102 and 5000-6034 located on the frame of rocker.

For information on the recall, consumers can call COMBI at 800-992-6624.

No injuries have been reported from the use of either product, the commission said.