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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Important recall notice to share

We get daily updates from CPSIA and this one struck me as important to share...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 8, 2009Release # 09-265 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 594-4208CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908Kolcraft Media Contact: (202) 289-2001Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play YardsUnits: About 1 millionDistributor: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Ill.Hazard: The play yard's side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children.Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 347 reports of sides of the play yard collapsing unexpectedly, resulting in 21 injuries to young children, including bumps, scrapes, bruises and one concussion.Description: This recall involves the Kolcraft Travelin' Tot play yards, as well as other similar play yards manufactured for Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bare and Eric Carle, with model numbers listed below. Some of the units have a bassinet and/or changing table. Some models have a mobile, vibrating unit or a parent organizer. Model numbers are printed on a white sticker on one of the feet of the play yard.Play Yard; Model Numbers; Additional Information:Kolcraft Travelin' Tot, Kolcraft Travelin' Tot LTD, Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 2-in-1, Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 3-in-1, Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 4-in-1; 18709-BH, 18709T-BH, 18709T-DV, 18709-NF, 18709T-NF, 18710-BE, 18711T-BD, 18711T-BE, 18713T-LB, 18714T-WD, 18714-WD, 18724T-SQ, 18725-CG, 18725T-FF, 18730T-BZ, 18730T-HJ,18731- DV, 18731T-BZ, 18733-CU, 18733T-CU, 18734T-DV, 18744-BL, 18751T-BZ, 18751T-CU,18751-DV,18751T-DV, 18910-MQ, 18910T-EB, 18910T-LN,18920D-OW,18920-OW, 18925-GS, 18925-LA, 18931-EZ, 18931T-DV, 18931T-PV, 18933T-CU, 18934-SW, 18934-DV, 18935T-UT, 18935-CH, 18942-EC, 18945T-CT, 18945T-ER, 18946-AR, 18950-GV, 18950T-GV, 18951T-DV, 18951T-GS, 18951T-MO,18960-KK, 18960T-PP, 18961-AR, 18961T-AR, 18961-CT, 18961T-CT, 18961-PP, 18961T-GF, 18961T-RV, 18962-AX, 18962T-FZ, 18962-OQ, 18962T-ZT, KP001-BND, KP013-BPA, KP013-HGF, KP013-JFR, KP013-NRB, KP013-PPL, KP014-JGY, KP015-BPA, KP015-JFR, KP016-OW, KP027-JGX; "Kolcraft" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on either the fabric on the top rail or on the lower side of the play yards.Carter's Lennon Travelin' Tot, EMU Carter's Travelin' Tot, Carter's Travelin' Tot; 18740-UE, 18740T-UE, 18736T-LJ, 18737-LJ, 18737T-LJ, 18726-KA, 18726T-HM; "Carter's" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on the top rail."Sesame Beginnings" 2-in-1 Play Yard by Kolcraft, Sesame Travelin' Tot VT; 22361-VT, SP001-SBK, SP004-SBK; "Sesame Beginnings" and "Travel Play Yard Kolcraft" are printed on the top rail or along the fabric draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.Jeep Sahara, Jeep Sahara SE Play Yard, Jeep Sahara Limited Play Yard, Jeep Sahara XT Play Yard, Jeep Sahara Limited SE Play Yard, Jeep Sahara Limited XT Play Yard; 55200-JC, 55220-JC, 55225-JC, 55225T-JC, 55235-JC, 55237-JQ, 55237T-JQ, 55237-XC, 55237-XV, 55237T-XB, 55770-XA, 55770-XI, 55772-XE, 55773-XY, JP002-XSP; "Jeep" and "Sahara" are printed on the fabric on the top rail of the play yards.Contours 2-in-1 Travel Playyard, Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard, Contours Deluxe Playyard, Contours Travel Play Yard; 18604-OC; ZP001-MON, ZP001-MYS, ZP003-MAL, ZP004-MAL; "Kolcraft" and "Contours" are printed along the draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.Care Bear Play Yard; 18960-KKEric Carle Play Yard with Activity Gym; 18763-EK, 18763T-EKSold at: Babies R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2000 through January 2009 for between $50 and $160.Manufactured in: China, Spain, and ItalyRemedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the play yard and contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (866) 594-4208 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.kolcraft.com/Note: Some of the models of the play yards involved in this recall were recalled in September 2007 due to a strangulation hazard posed by the changing table, which resulted in the death of a 10-month child. To see a video of this product (not on CPSC's web site) go to http://www.bigshouldersfriends.com/kolcraft/V1-WM.htmTo see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and the individual play yard information in a table, please go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09265.html

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