The crib tents and play yard tents can present an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if the dome portion inverts inside the crib or play yard, or if the product becomes partially detached from the crib or play yard. Tots in Mind recalled the play yard tents in July 2010 and offered a repair kit that is no longer available. The company is no longer in business and has stopped all sales.
CPSC is aware of 27 tent failures, including one fatality and one serious injury that occurred between January 1997 and April 2012 from crib tents and play yard tents made by Tots in Mind, Inc. 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. The fatality was reported in a prior recall with the firm in July 15, 2010. In 2007, a two year old boy sustained 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. The remaining 25 reports to CPSC involved inverted crib tents -- 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 such case, a parent reported finding her child turning blue and entrapped between the product and the top rail of the play yard.
This recall includes various models of about 330,000 crib or play yard tents. Consumers can identify their tent by the 2" x 1½" label with Tots In Mind logo located on the non-mesh portion near the top of the tent. No model names or numbers are located on the tents, however they can be identified by the pictures at the CPSC link below and the Tots in Mind logo on top of the tent. The following products are included in the recall:
Portable Playard Tent
Original Cozy Crib Tent
Cozy Crib Tent II
Crib Tent for Convertible Cribs
Portable Playard Tent Plus Cabana Kit
Since Tots in Mind, Inc. is out of business, retailers who sold these products have stepped up to offer refunds or store credit to consumers. The recalled products were sold at numerous retail stores including Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby, Burlington Coat Factory, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Walmart and online on websites including Amazon.com, for between $60 and $85.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using these crib tents and play yard tents. Do not attempt to repair these products. Contact a store listed below where the crib tent was purchased to receive either a refund or store credit, depending on the retailer. If a consumer is unsure of where the crib tent was purchased, see the return policy on their websites of individual retailers listed.
Amazon.com [Amazon.com] Bed Bath & Beyond / Buy Buy Baby [bedbathandbeyond.com or buybuybaby.com or (800) GOBEYOND] Burlington Coat Factory [burlingtoncoatfactory.com or (888) 223-2628] Toys R Us/Babies R Us [toysrus.com or babiesrus.com or (800) 869-7787] Walmart [walmartstores.com or (800) 925-6278]
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