Recall: Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits
On 2010-07-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $60.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Tots in Mind play yard recall. Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Playpens, Yards & Travel Beds category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Clips that attach the tent to the top of the playard can break or be removed by a child. A child can lift the tent and become entrapped at the neck between the rigid playard frame and the metal base rod of the tent, posing a strangulation hazard.
Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The dome-shaped white-colored mesh tent is designed to fit over playards as small as 28 inches by 40 inches or as large as 31 inches by 44 inches to contain a child. There are 12 plastic clips to secure the base of the tent to the top rail of the playard through button holes along the bottom of the tent. The tent has a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child.
Tots in Mind play yard tents and crib tents were recalled in May 2012.
Information on where these items sold new+: This product was made in China and sold at Walmart, Amazon.com and various baby and children's stores nationwide from January 2005 through February 2010 for about $60. Note: This product was also sold in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1109
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the playard tents and contact Tots in Mind to get free replacement clips. Replacement clips will be available in late August or early September 2010.
Contact Tots in Mind toll-free at (800)626-0339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.TotsinMind.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC is aware of a death of a 2-year-old boy in December 2008 in Vinalhaven, Maine. The boy was found hanging with his neck entrapped between the playard frame and the metal base rod of the tent that had been partially tied by pieces of nylon rope and partially attached by clips. The tent was tied to the playard because the child was able to pop off the clips. Apparently, the child became entrapped while attempting to climb out of the playard. In three other incidents, children were able to remove one or more clips and place their necks between the tent and the playard. The children were not injured.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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