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Eddie Bauer Soothe and Sway Play Yard

Starting date:
May 1, 2009
Posting date:
May 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Eddie Bauer Soothe and Sway Play Yard

Product description

This recall involves the Soothe and Sway Play Yard sold under the brand name "Eddie Bauer". The product is a portable play yard for young children that has a rocking bassinet, built-in changing station, and a mobile with three teddy bears.

The recalled play yards can be identified by the model numbers 05044CFRK, 05044CSNW, or 05044CWPR. Only models manufactured prior to December 31, 2008 are included in this recall.

Different model numbers are affected in the United States.

Both the model number and the manufacture date can be found on a warning label that is sewn onto the bottom of the play yard. The manufacture date is printed in the format YY/MM/DD.

Hazard identified

The rocking bassinet can tilt, causing the infant to roll to one side. The infant can become wedged in a corner or pressed against the side of the bassinet, posing a risk of suffocation or asphyxiation.

Dorel Distribution Canada is recalling these play yards in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Health Canada.

The US CPSC has received 10 reports of infants rolling to the sides of the bassinet, with no injuries.

Neither Health Canada nor Dorel Distribution Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 5, 596 of the recalled play yards were sold at various retail stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2008 to May 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Dorel Distribution Canada
Ville Saint-Laurent
Tel: 1-800-295-1980

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the rocking bassinet portion of the play yard and contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive further instructions. Consumers should not return the product to retail stores.

For more information, consumers may contact Dorel Juvenile Group at 1-888-233-4903 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday to Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.