|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|November 21, 1996
|Release # 97-028
CPSC Warns of Strangulation Hazard with All Our Kids Portable Cribs/Playpens
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that about 13,000 portable cribs/playpens sold under the brand name All Our Kids pose a strangulation hazard to young children. The playpens, also known as travelyards or playards, have rotating top rails, which can collapse unexpectedly, trapping a child at the neck in the "V" formed by the collapsed top rail.
The CPSC is aware of 7 babies who strangled in collapsed portable playpens with similar top rail designs made by three other manufacturers. The most recent of these deaths occurred on October 15, 1996. The top rails of the All Our Kids playpens can collapse even when the product is set up properly.
The All Our Kids playards, models 741, 742 and 761, come in a variety of colors, shapes (rectangular and square) and sizes with some having a detachable toy bag on one end. The words "All Our Kids" appear on two of the four top rails. A variety of retailers sold the playpens nationwide from 1992 to 1995.
The Draco Corporation of Montebello, Calif., sold the playards under the All Our Kids brand name. CPSC is not announcing a recall of these products because Draco/All Our Kids is out of business. Consumers who own All Our Kids model 741, 742 and 761 portable cribs/playards should stop using them immediately and destroy them to prevent future use.
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thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
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mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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