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Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits

Starting date:
July 15, 2010
Posting date:
July 15, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002359

Joint Recall with Tots in Mind Inc., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

Affected products

Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits

Product description

This recall involves Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits by Tots in Mind Inc. The dome-shaped white-coloured 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. 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.

Hazard identified

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.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) is aware of the death of a 2-year-old boy in December 2008. The boy was 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; the child became entrapped while attempting to climb out of the playard. In three other incidents, children were able to remove one or more clips and place their necks between the tent and the playard. The children were not injured.

Health Canada has not received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these playard tents.

For more information on playpen safety, see Health Canada's Consumer Information: Playpens.

Number sold

Approximately 85 products were sold in Canada and approximately 20,000 in the United States.

Time period sold

In Canada, the recalled playard tents were sold since January 2009 at various independent baby and children's stores in Ontario. In the United States, the recalled playard tents were sold from January 2005 through February 2010 at Walmart, Amazon.com and various baby and children's stores nationwide.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Zhejaing Winsun Importing and Exporting Co., Ltd.
Zhejaing
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers 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.

For more information, consumers can contact Tots in Mind toll-free at 1-800-626-0339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site.

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