Baby Crib Net - Risks Involving Crib And Play Yard Tents
CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) warns about the risks associated with baby crib net or play yard tents.
Since 2007 numerous entrapment accidents have been reported, and in 2008, a 2 year old child from Maine, died in his attempt to get out of the play yard.
He was found hanging with his neck entrapped between the play yard frame and the metal base rod of the tent. Another two year old toddler suffered severe brain damage being entrapped by an inverted crib tent.
Little children pulling on the tents in their attempts to get out can cause tearing of the material or zippers and clips can break, bend or get lost.
CPSC advices parents not to try and repair these crib tents but to stop using them. The company Tots In Mind, the number one producer of crib tents, is no longer in business.
Five big retail stores in cooperation with CPSC have agreed to recall and stop selling more that 330.000 Tots in Mind Crib Tents and Play Yard Tents. If you have recently bought a baby crib tent from one of the following retailers you may be able to get a refund.
- Bed Bath & Beyond / Buy Buy Baby
- Burlington Coat Factory (888) 223-2628
- Toys R Us / Babies R Us (800) 869-778
- Walmart (800) 925-6278
if you bought your baby's crib net from another store check about there return policy.
How do you know if your crib net is subject to this recall? The recalled crib tents will be carrying the Tots In Mind Logo and were sold under the following names:
- Portable Playard Tent
- Original Cozy Crib Tent
- Cozy Crib Tent II
- Crib Tent for Convertible Cribs (See image above)
- Portable Playard Tent Plus Cabana Kit