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Safety Information update on KidCo PEAPOD

Starting date:
November 16, 2012
Posting date:
November 16, 2012
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Important Safety Information
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-16745

Issue

Following Health Canada's advisory of October 15th, 2012, Health Canada has been advised that a manufacturer-supplied repair kit is now available for the KidCo Peapod™ that, if installed correctly, will allow for the safe use of the product for children aged 1-3 years.

Who is affected

Parents and caregivers who own or use the KidCo Peapod™.

What should you do

  • Consumers should immediately stop using the KidCo Peapod™ and contact the company for a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012.
  • New instructions and warning labels will advise parents and caregivers that the Peapod™ should only be used for children who are one year of age or older, even after using the repair kit. Health Canada does not recommend using the Peapod™ for children under one year of age.
  • The safest place for an unsupervised infant to sleep alone is in a crib that meets current Canadian safety regulations.
  • A bassinet that meets current Canadian safety regulations is an appropriate place for your baby to sleep until he or she reaches the maximum weight recommended by the manufacturer OR until your baby can roll over, whichever comes first. When your baby reaches this milestone, you should put him or her to sleep in a cradle or crib.
  • A cradle that meets current Canadian safety regulations is an appropriate place for your baby to sleep until he or she reaches the maximum weight recommended by the manufacturer OR until your baby can push up on his or her hands and knees, whichever comes first. When your baby reaches this milestone, you should put him or her to sleep in a crib.
  • Infants should never be placed to sleep in products that are not specifically designed to accommodate an unattended sleeping infant, such as carriages, strollers, car seats, playpens, infant swings and bouncers.

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada has issued a recall for the KidCo Peapod

Background

The safest place for your baby to sleep is on his or her back, in a crib, cradle or bassinet. Health Canada recommends room sharing for the first six months of your baby's life.

Infants should never be placed to sleep on unsuitable surfaces, such as a standard bed, water bed, air mattress, sofa, futon or armchair. An infant's sleep surface should always be firm, flat, and free of soft bedding. 

E-mail: CPSR-RSPC@hc-sc.gc.ca
Mail: Incident Report - Consumer Product Safety Directorate
Health Canada
123 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0K9

Peapod Travel Bed

2012-11-16 | Consumer products

Recall

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