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PeaPod child travel beds recalled following death

PeaPod child travel beds recalled following death

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and KidCo Inc. are recalling 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds after the death of a child.

A 5 month old boy from New York was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent in December 2011. The CPSC is also aware of 6 reports and Health Canada three reports of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress. Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying underneath of the mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket on the bottom of the tent.

The company says infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.

The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to 3+ years, depending on the model. The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and have an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket underneath the floor of the tent. The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport.

The following models and corresponding tent fabric colors are included in this recall:

P100

Teal

P101

Red

P102

Lime

P103

Periwinkle

P104

Ocean

P201

Princess/Red

P202

Camouflage

P203

Quick Silver

P204

Sagebrush

P205

Cardinal

P900CS

Green

The model number can be found on a small tag on the underside of the product.

The travel tents were made in China and sold at independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2005 through the present for between $70 and $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.kidco.com to receive the kit.

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