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Crib Tents Linked to Child Brain Injury, Death

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Kayla Jackson5 years ago

Five retailers have recalled Tots in Mind crib tents and play yard tents following the death of an infant in 2008 and a child brain injury that occurred in 2007. According to the CPSC, these tents put children at a higher risk of strangulation and entrapment hazards.

Crib Tents Cause Serious Injury to Children

Information below provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • So far, 27 tent failures have been reported. These reports range from January 1997 to April 2012.
  • In 2007, a two year old boy suffered a “catastrophic brain injury” when the crib tent affixed to his crib tent inverted and the product’s broken rod trapped him at the neck.
  • In 2008, a two year old boy died after becoming entrapped between the bottom rail of a play yard tent and the top rail of a play yard.
  • CPSC has received 25 additional reports of entrapments between the tent and the crib/play yard or failures of the tent fabric and zippers.
  • Three of these 25 reports also resulted in injuries; in one of the cases, a parent found her child turning blue and entrapped between the product and the top rail of the play yard.

Crib Tent Recall Facts

  • About 330,000 Tots in Mind Inc. crib tents and play yard tents had been affected by the recall.
  • Recall involves the following models by Tots in Mind: Portable Playard Tent, Original Cozy Crib Tent, Cozy Crib Tent II, Crib Tent for Convertible Cribs, and Portable Playard Tent Plus Cabana Kit.
  • Crib tents were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby, Burlington Coat Factory, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Walmart, and, for between $60 and $85.
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