AOSOM Recalls Wooden Playpens Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards

The wooden playpen can break, split and/or crack at points where screws and other hardware are located.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2011
Release #11-155
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 644-9366
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

AOSOM Recalls Wooden Playpens Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards

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: Wooden Playpens

Units: About 5,000

Importer: AOSOM LLC, of Tualatin, Ore.

Hazard: The wooden playpen can break, split and/or crack at points where screws and other hardware are located. Small, broken wood pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: AOSOM has received 69 reports of the wooden playpens breaking, splitting and/or cracking including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the broken wood and three reports of children found with a broken piece of wood and/or screw in their hand. The objects were removed without injury.

Description: This recall involves AOSOM wooden playpens made from pine wood. The firm's logo "A" and "www.AOSOM.com" is stamped on the gate of the playpen. The following four models are included in this recall:

AOSOM PlaypenModel NumberPrice
AOSOM 3in1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo 5664-0017S&G 149.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider 5664-0017 119.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels 5664-0017S 29.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen Gate 5664-0017G 29.99

Sold online at: AOSOM.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and other online retailers from October 2008 through November 2010 for between $30 and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 644-9366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at service@aosom.com. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.aosom.com

Picture of recalled playpen