In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 425,000 infant play yards following the death of a child.
CPSC received a report of a 10-month old boy who strangled on the changing table's restraint strap that was hanging down into Kolcraft's "Sesame Beginnings" Travel Play Yard where the child was located.
Twelve different Kolcraft play yards are included in this recall. All of the play yards have raised changing tables with a restraint strap that forms a loop beneath the changing table, posing a strangulation hazard to a child in the play yard.
In addition to the strangulation hazard with the changing table restraint strap, one play yard also has a raised cradle that rocks back and forth. A child can roll and get trapped against the side of the cradle in the Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard. If that happens, a child can suffocate. Kolcraft has received 45 reports of children rolling to the side of the rocking cradle attachment.
The recalled play yards were sold in a variety of colors and patterns. Play yards and model numbers included in this recall are listed in the chart below. The model number is printed on a white sticker located on one of the feet of the play yard. They were manufactured in China.
The play yards were sold at retail stores nationwide from January 2001 through September 2007 for between $50 and $130.
Consumers should immediately stop using the changing tables and rocking cradle and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free non-looped replacement strap for the changing table and a free repair kit to secure the base of the cradle. Consumers should immediately cut off and remove the existing changing table restraint strap. Consumers should always remove the raised changing table and cradle or bassinet before placing a child in a play yard.
A free repair kit for the rocking cradle will be sent to consumers separate from the replacement strap.
For additional information, call Kolcraft at (888) 655-8484 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.kolcraft.com
|Play Yard||Model Numbers||Additional Information
|Kolcraft Travelin' Tot,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot LTD,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 3-in-1,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 4-in-1
|18730T-BZ, 18730T-HJ, 18734T-DV, 18934-SW, 18934-DV, 18935T-UT, 18935-CH, 18942-EC, 18950-GV, 18950T-GV, 18751-DV, 18951T-GS, 18951T-MO, 18744-BL
||"Kolcraft" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on either the fabric on the top rail or on the lower side of the play yards.
|Carter's Lennon Travelin' Tot
||18740-UE, 18740T-UE, 18736T-LJ, 18737-LJ, 18737T-LJ
||"Carter's and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on the top rail.
|"Sesame Beginnings" by Kolcraft
Travel Play Yard
||"Sesame Beginnings" and "Travel Play Yard Kolcraft" are printed on the top rail or along the fabric draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.
|Jeep Sahara SE Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara Limited Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara XT Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara Limited SE Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara Limited XT Play Yard
|55235-JC, 55237-JQ, 55237T-JQ, 55237-XC, 55237-XV, 55237T-XB, 55770-XA, 55770-XI, 55772-XE, 55773-XY, JP002-XSP
||"Jeep" and "Sahara" are printed on the fabric on the top rail of the play yards.
|Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard
(with rocking cradle and
changing table restraint strap)
||"Kolcraft" and "Contours" are printed along the draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot Series
Contours 3-in-1 Play Yards
Carter's Lennon Travelin' Tot
Jeep Sahara Series
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