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Child’s death prompts playard tent recall

By AWHONN Editorial Staff

Child’s death prompts playard tent recall

Around 20,000 Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits have been recalled. The CPSC is aware of a death due to strangulation of a 2 year old in December 2008 due to the Tots in Mind Inc. product.

Clips that attach the tent to the top of the playard can break or be removed by a child. A child can lift the tent and become entrapped at the neck between the rigid playard frame and the metal base rod of the tent, posing a strangulation hazard. The cribs were made in China and sold at Walmart, Amazon.com and various baby and children’s stores nationwide from January 2005 through February 2010 for about $60.

Consumers should immediately stop using the playard tents and contact Tots in Mind to get free replacement clips. Replacement clips will be available in late August or early September 2010. Contact Tots in Mind toll-free at (800) 626-0339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.TotsinMind.com.

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