The curved rails on her Cosco Toddler Bed headboard entrapped Melissa’s head.
Melissa’s mother, Ruthann, immediately contacted the manufacturer about the incident and urged further testing on the Toddler Bed. Cosco (now owned by Dorel Juvenile Group) had 50 similar reports, including a death, when they finally recalled the product in April 1992.
Ruthann says, “I am very grateful that the Cosco Toddler Bed didn’t create a deadly injury to Melissa. I enjoy watching her grow up everyday along with Kristin her sister and Michael her brother. They are truly my miracles.”