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RIBBON TIE-BACK STRANGLES BABY

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sybo's Crib World of Dallas are alerting consumers about a decorative crib ribbon that caused the death of a nine-month-old girl.

The infant was put in her crib to sleep and was later found with an 18-inch long ribbon wrapped around her neck.Consumers are urged to cut the ribbons that serve as decorative tie-backs for the drapes into lengths that are no more than six inches. That removes any possibility that a child could strangle itself.

Sybo's Crib World, which is no longer in business, manufactured and sold ribbon and bow sets either as a part of a set of four drapes or along with an available crib canopy, model 5007.

The drapes, model 5009D, sold wholesale for about $65. The retail price was approximately $200. The model 5007 canopy, which may have the word "Sybo" printed on it, sold for approximately $130 wholesale and $400 retail.

Three sets of drapes have been accounted for in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Nineteen additional sets of drapes and ribbons were sold by 12 retailers in six other states including Utah, Louisiana, New Jersey, Illinois and Missouri.

Note: Consumers who want to report an unsafe product may call the Consumer Product Safety Commission's toll-free hotline: 1-800-638-2772.