Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2009
Release # 09-265

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 594-4208
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Kolcraft Media Contact: (202) 289-2001

 

Note: CORRECTED Model Numbers

Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards

Units: About 1 million

Distributor: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The play yard's side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 347 reports of sides of the play yard collapsing unexpectedly, resulting in 21 injuries to young children, including bumps, scrapes, bruises and one concussion.

Description: This recall involves the Kolcraft Travelin' Tot play yards, as well as other similar play yards manufactured for Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bare and Eric Carle, with model numbers listed below. Some of the units have a bassinet and/or changing table. Some models have a mobile, vibrating unit or a parent organizer. Model numbers are printed on a white sticker on one of the feet of the play yard.

Corrected Models

If your play yard model number begins with any of the five digit model numbers listed below, your unit is being recalled. This includes models with any letters following the five digits.

Play YardModel NumbersAdditional Information
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot LTD,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 2-in-1,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 3-in-1,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 4-in-1
18709, 18710, 18711, 18713, 18714, 18724, 18725, 18730,18731, 18733, 18734, 18744, 18751, 18910,18920, 18925, 18931, 18933, 18934, 18935, 18942, 18945, 18946, 18950, 18951,18960, 18961, 18962, KP001, KP013, KP014, KP015, KP016, KP027 "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,
EMU Carter's Travelin' Tot,
Carter's Travelin' Tot
18740, 18736, 18737, 18726 "Carter's" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on the top rail.
"Sesame Beginnings" 2-in-1 Play Yard by Kolcraft,
Sesame Travelin' Tot VT
22361
SP001
SP004
"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, 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
55200, 55220, 55225, 55235, 55237, 55770, 55772, 55773, JP002 "Jeep" and "Sahara" are printed on the fabric on the top rail of the play yards.
Contours 2-in-1 Travel Playyard,
Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard,
Contours Deluxe Playyard,
Contours Travel Play Yard
18604
ZP001
ZP003
ZP004
"Kolcraft" and "Contours" are printed along the draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.
Care Bear Play Yard 18960  
Eric Carle Play Yard with Activity Gym 18763  

Sold at: Babies R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2000 through January 2009 for between $50 and $160.

Manufactured in: China, Spain, and Italy

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the play yard and contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (866) 594-4208 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.kolcraft.com

Note: Some of the models of the play yards involved in this recall were recalled in September 2007 due to a strangulation hazard posed by the changing table, which resulted in the death of a 10-month child.

 

Picture of Recalled Kolcraft Travelin' Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Kolcraft Travelin' Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Kolcraft Travelin' Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Kolcraft Travelin' Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Kolcraft Travelin' Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Sesame Beginnings Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Sesame Beginnings Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Carter's Lennon Travelin' Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Carter's Lennon Travelin' Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Jeep Sahara Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Jeep Sahara Tot Play Yard

 

Picture of Recalled Jeep Sahara Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Jeep Sahara Tot Play Yard

Picture of Recalled Jeep Sahara Tot Play Yard