1 million play yards recalled after hundreds collapse
The locks that hold up the sides of the play yards can fail, causing an unexpected collapse that could cause a child to fall. At least one of the reported injuries was a concussion, the CPSC said. Consumers are being asked to stop using the play yards immediately.
Many of the units involved in this recall were already recalled in 2007 after a child strangled in one of the Chinese-made.play yards. All the play yards in that recall had a changing table. The 10-month-old strangled on a restraining strap in a "Sesame Beginnings" model. A total of 45 incidents preceded that recall.
The current recall involves Kolcraft Travelin' Tot play yards as well as those sold under the following brands: Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle. The play yards were sold nationwide between 2000 and January 2009 at major retailers including Babies R Us, Target and Wal-Mart. They were manufactured in China, Spain and Italy.
Model numbers of the recall play yards can be found on a white tag on one of the feet. Some of the products came with a bassinet and/or changing table, vibrating unit with music player or parent organizer. A full list of the recalled models can be found here.
Here's a video about the recalled play yards:
If you have one of the play yards, Kolcraft will send you a free repair kit. Call (866) 594-4208 anytime or go to www.kolcraft.com.