The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 213,000 play yards with bassinets due to a suffocation hazard, Dec. 30, 2009. The recall involves Safety 1st Disney Care Center™ Play Yards and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards.
Although there have not been any reported injuries, the play yards were recalled due to the possibility that the one-piece metal bars that provide support to the floorboard of the bassinet attachment may slip out of the fabric sleeve and create an uneven sleeping surface. If this happens, infants are at risk of suffocation and asphyxiation.
Recalled Product Description
If you are not sure whether you have one of the recalled play yards, you should stop using it and find out if it is part of the recall before using it again. The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet attachment and built-in changing station.
Model numbers included in the recall are:
The model number can be found printed on a sticker on one of the leg supports. “Safety 1st” or “Eddie Bauer” will be printed near the bottom of the fabric side.
Who Carries The Recalled Products?
Affected units were sold at Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart from January 2007 to October 2009. Price ranges from $100 – $130.
What Should I Do?
If you own a recalled play yard, stop using it immediately. To obtain a free repair kit, contact Dorel Juvenile Group toll free at (866) 762-2166 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit them online at www.djgusa.com.
Was Your Child Injured?
If your child has been injured as a result of the recalled play yard, or another dangerous child product and you would like to speak with a professional child injury law firm about your rights, contact The Killino Firm today. We have experience in handling child injury and products liability cases and provide affected families with free consultations and legal guidance.