The Right Start Regains Nasdaq Compliance

Calabasas, California, UNITED STATES

CALABASAS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Right Start, Inc. (Nasdaq:RTST), said today that it received notification from Nasdaq that it had regained compliance with the shareholders' equity and market value of public float continued listing requirements of the Nasdaq National Market and demonstrated an ability to sustain long-term compliance with all quantitative continued listing requirements. By letter dated October 17, 2001, the Nasdaq informed the Company that the hearing file regarding the Company's compliance with the continued listing requirements would be closed.

About The Right Start, Inc.

The Right Start, Inc. is a leading national specialty retailer of high quality developmental, educational and care products, toys, games, books and multimedia products for infants and children through age 12. The Right Start brand originated in 1985 through the creation of the award-winning Right Start Catalog(tm). The Right Start now operates 256 retail stores nationwide under the Right Start and Zany Brainy brands and is based in Calabasas, Cailf.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that may be impacted by factors including, but not limited to, competition from other retailers and potential product liability claims, potential operational or integration challenges, changes in consumer spending, dependence on independent manufacturers and suppliers and their credit terms and other risks included in The Right Start's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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