Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard

Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard



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Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard

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    WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR
WIRE/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the
firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer
product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed.

    (Logo: www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)

 

    Name of Product:  Kolcraft, Carter’s, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and
Eric Carle Play Yards 

 

    Units: About 1 million 

 

    Distributor: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of
Chicago, Ill.

 

    Hazard: 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.

 

    Incidents/Injuries: 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.

 

    Description: 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. 

 

    Sold 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.

 

    Manufactured in: China

 

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop
using the play yard and contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.

 

    Consumer Contact: For additional
information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (866) 594-4208 anytime or visit the
firm’s Web site at www.kolcraft.com.

 

    Note: Some of the models of the play yards
involved in this recall were recalled in September 2007 due to a strangulation
hazard posed by the changing table, which resulted in the death of a
10-month-old child.

 

 

 

       Play Yard           Model Numbers           
Additional

                                                    Information

   

    Kolcraft
Travelin’  18709-BH, 18709T-BH,      “Kolcraft” and

     Tot,               18709T-DV, 18709-NF,       “Travelin’ Tot”

    Kolcraft
Travelin’  18709T-NF, 18710-BE,       are printed on

     Tot LTD,           18711T-BD, 18711T-BE,      either the fabric

    Kolcraft
Travelin’  18713T-LB, 18714T-WD,      on the top rail or

     Tot 2-in-1,        18714-WD, 18724T-SQ,      
on the lower side

    Kolcraft
Travelin’  18725-CG, 18725T-FF,       of the play yards.

     Tot 3-in-1,        18730T-BZ, 18730T-HJ,

    Kolcraft
Travelin’  18731-DV, 18731T-BZ,

     Tot 4-in-1         18733-CU, 18733T-CU,

                        18734T-DV, 18744-BL,

                        18751T-BZ, 18751T-CU,

                        18751-DV, 18751T-DV,

                        18910-MQ, 18910T-EB,

                        18910T-LN, 18920D-OW,

                        18920-OW, 18925-GS,

                        18925-LA, 18931-EZ,

                        18931T-DV, 18931T-PV,

                        18933T-CU,

                        18934-SW, 18934-DV,

                        18935T-UT, 18935-CH,

                        18942-EC, 18945T-CT,

                        18945T-ER, 18946-AR,

                        18950-GV, 18950T-GV,

                        18951T-DV, 18951T-GS,

                        18951T-MO, 18960-KK,

                        18960T-PP, 18961-AR,

                        18961T-AR, 18961-CT,

                        18961T-CT, 18961-PP,

                        18961T-GF, 18961T-RV,

                        18962-AX, 18962T-FZ,

                        18962-OQ, 18962T-ZT,

                        KP001-BND, KP013-BPA,

                        KP013-HGF, KP013-JFR,

                        KP013-NRB, KP013-PPL,

                        KP014-JGY, KP015-BPA,

                        KP015-JFR, KP016-OW,

                        KP027-JGX

   

    Carter’s
Lennon     18740-UE, 18740T-UE,      “Carter’s and

     Travelin’ Tot,     18736T-LJ, 18737-LJ,      
“Travelin’ Tot”

     EMU Carter’s       18737T-LJ, 18726-KA,      
are printed on the

     Travelin’ Tot;     18726T-HM                  top rail.

     Carter’s

     Travelin’ Tot

     

    “Sesame              22361-VT                 “Sesame Beginnings”

     Beginnings”         SP001-SBK                
and “Travel Play

     2-in-1 Play Yard    SP004-SBK                 Yard Kolcraft” are

     by
Kolcraft;                                  printed on the top

     Sesame
Travelin’                              rail or along the

     Tot VT                                        fabric draft guard

                                                   on the lower side

                                                  

of the play yards.

 

    Jeep
Sahara, Jeep   55200-JC, 55220-JC,       “Jeep” and “Sahara”

     Sahara SE Play     55225-JC, 55225T-JC,      
are printed on the

     Yard,              55235-JC, 55237-JQ,        fabric on the top

    Jeep
Sahara         55237T-JQ, 55237-XC,       rail of the play

     Limited Play       55237-XV, 55237T-XB,      
yards.

     Yard,              55770-XA, 55770-XI,

    Jeep
Sahara XT      55772-XE, 55773-XY,

     Play Yard,         JP002-XSP.

    Jeep
Sahara       

      Limited SE Play

     Yard,

    Jeep
Sahara        

     Limited XT Play

     Yard

   

    Contours
2-in-1     18604-OC                  “Kolcraft” and

     Travel
Playyard,   ZP001-MON                
“Contours” are

     3-in-1 Play Yard,  ZP001-MYS                
printed along the

     Deluxe Playyard    ZP003-MAL                
draft guard on the

     and Travel Play    ZP004-MAL                
lower side of the

     Yard                                         play yards.

                        

   

    Care
Bear Play      18960-KK

     Yard

   

    Eric
Carle Play     18763-EK

     Yard with          18763T-EK

     Activity Gym

                        

 

 

    CPSC
is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either
directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the
same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is
charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or
death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s
jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from
products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The
CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs,
power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly
to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer
products over the past 30 years.

    To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s
teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270.  To
join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to
www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general
safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at
www.cpsc.gov.

 

    Firms Recall Hotline: (866) 594-4208

    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

    CPSC
Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Kolcraft
Media Contact: (202) 289-2001

 

SOURCE  U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission

Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard