AOSOM Recalls Wooden Playpens Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards
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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.
March 03, 2011
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 Playpen||Model Number||Price
|AOSOM 3in1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo
|AOSOM Baby 8 Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider
|AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels
|AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen Gate
Consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund.
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.
AOSOM.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and other online retailers from October 2008 through November 2010 for between $30 and $150.
AOSOM LLC, of Tualatin, Ore.
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