Revised Recall: Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards
On 2009-08-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a revised recall regarding Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2000 for about $50 to $160. It was originally recalled on 2007-09-27.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Playpens, Yards & Travel Beds category in 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 594-4208
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What is the problem?
The play yard's side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Kolcraft Travelin' Tot play yards, as well as other similar play yards manufactured for Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bare and Eric Carle, with model numbers listed below. Some of the units have a bassinet and/or changing table. Some models have a mobile, vibrating unit or a parent organizer. Model numbers are printed on a white sticker on one of the feet of the play yard.
If your play yard model number begins with any of the five digit model numbers listed below, your unit is being recalled. This includes models with any letters following the five digits.
|Play Yard||Model Numbers||Additional Information|
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot LTD,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 2-in-1,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 3-in-1,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 4-in-1
|18709, 18710, 18711, 18713, 18714, 18724, 18725, 18730, 18731, 18733, 18734, 18744, 18751, 18910, 18920, 18925, 18931, 18933, 18934, 18935, 18942, 18945, 18946, 18950, 18951, 18960, 18961, 18962, KP001, KP013, KP014, KP015, KP016,   KP027||"Kolcraft" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on either the fabric on the top rail or on the lower side of the play yards.|
|Carter's Lennon Travelin' Tot,|
EMU Carter's Travelin' Tot,
Carter's Travelin' Tot
|18740, 18736, 18737, 18726||"Carter's" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on the top rail.|
|"Sesame Beginnings" 2-in-1 Play Yard by Kolcraft,|
Sesame Travelin' Tot VT
|"Sesame Beginnings" and "Travel Play Yard Kolcraft" are printed on the top rail or along the fabric draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.|
|Jeep Sahara, Jeep Sahara SE Play Yard,|
Jeep Sahara Limited Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara XT Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara Limited SE Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara Limited XT Play Yard
|55200, 55220, 55225, 55235, 55237, 55770, 55772, 55773, JP002||"Jeep" and "Sahara" are printed on the fabric on the top rail of the play yards.|
|Contours 2-in-1 Travel Playyard,|
Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard,
Contours Deluxe Playyard,
Contours Travel Play Yard
|"Kolcraft" and "Contours" are printed along the draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.|
|Care Bear Play Yard||18960|
|Eric Carle Play Yard with Activity Gym||18763|
UPDATE: Please note that the model numbers were corrected by the CPSC after the initial announcement of this recall. If you previously checked your model, please check again.
These items were sold new+ at Babies R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2000 through January 2009 for between $50 and $160.
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 play yard and contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.
For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (866) 594-4208 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.kolcraft.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 347 reports of sides of the play yard collapsing unexpectedly, resulting in 21 injuries to young children, including bumps, scrapes, bruises and one concussion.
+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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