Crib Tent Could Be A Danger To Your Child

By WBNG News

Crib Tent Could Be A Danger To Your Child

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM EDT

About 20,000 Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits have been recalled.

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.

A 2-year-old boy died, 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.

He was trapped when he tried to climb out of the playard.

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.

The cribs were 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.

You 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 or visit the firm’s website at www.TotsinMind.com

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