The Chicago Tribune has reported that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Counsel, Health Canada and Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. have announced a recall of more than 200,000 Play Yards with bassinets due to suffocation hazards. The recall includes products marketed as Safety 1st Disney Care Center Play Yards and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of about 213,000 Safety 1st Disney Care Center Play Yards and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards due to possible suffocation hazards. According to a Dec. 30 press release, no injuries have been reported but "the one-piece metal bars supporting the floorboard of the bassinet attachment can come out of the fabric sleeves and create an uneven sleeping surface, posing a risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation."
The press release describes the toys as "portable and were sold (at Babies “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart from January 2007 through October 2009) with a bassinet attachment and a built-in changing station. Models included in this recall are 05025, 05026, 05037, 05088 and 05350. The model number is printed on a sticker on one of the support legs underneath the play yard. ‘Safety 1st’ or ‘Eddie Bauer’ are printed near the bottom of the fabric sides of the play yards."
Consumers are being advised to immediately stop using the bassinet attachment to the play yard and contact Dorel Juvenile Group for a free repair kit including replacement bassinet fabric, bassinet bars and installation instructions.
Dorel’s Recall Hotline: (888) 233-4903 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Friday.
Dorel’s Web Site: www.djgusa.com
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
You can view the official Dorel Juvenile Group safety notice here.
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