Recall: KidCo, PeaPod Travel Tents / Travel Beds
On 2012-11-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding KidCo, PeaPod Travel Tents / Travel Beds due to a potential suffocation and entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $70 to $100.
About 200,000 units are involved in this KidCo travel bed 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 2nd recall of products in the Playpens, Yards & Travel Beds category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.
Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to 3+ years, depending on the model. The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and have an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket underneath the floor of the tent. The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport.
The following models and corresponding tent fabric colors are included in this recall:
The model number can be found on a small tag on the underside of the product.
Note: This product was also recalled 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=1718
Information on where these items sold new+: The travel tents were made in China and sold at independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2005 through the present for between $70 and $100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012.
Contact KidCo toll-free at (855)847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.kidco.com to receive the kit.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC is aware of a death of a 5-month-old boy in December 2011 in New York, New York, who was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent. The cause of death was not determined.
In addition, CPSC is aware of six reports and Health Canada is aware of three reports of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress in the product. Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying underneath the mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket on the bottom of the tent.
+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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