Kolcraft Recalls Infant Play Yards That Were Made in China
Kolcraft Enterprises is recalling about 425,000 infant play yards that were made in China. The recall comes after a 10-month-old child died. The child was strangled by the changing table’s restraint strap that was hanging into the “Sesame Beginnings” travel play yard where the infant had been placed. Injuries or death caused by a defective product can be grounds for a products liability injury claim or a wrongful death lawsuit. 12 different play yards are part of the recall. The changing restraint straps on the tables are a strangulation risk. Another play yard that was recalled, the Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard, was recalled because a child could get stuck against the side of the cradle that rocks back and forth. The play yards were sold at retailers across the U.S. from January 2001 through September 2007. Play Yards that were recalled include: 1) Kolcraft Travelin’ Tot, 2) Kolcraft Travelin’ Tot LTD, 3) Kolcraft Travelin’ Tot 3-in-1, 4) Kolcraft Travelin’ Tot 4-in-1 5) Carter’s Lennon Travelin’ Tot 6) “Sesame Beginnings” by Kolcraft Travel Play Yard 7) Jeep Sahara SE Play Yard, 8) Jeep Sahara Limited Play Yard, 9) Jeep Sahara XT Play Yard, 10) Jeep Sahara Limited SE Play Yard, 11) Jeep Sahara Limited XT Play Yard 12) Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard Specific model numbers can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site. In 2003, 60,700 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms because of injuries related to nursery products. There were 149 nursery product-related deaths between 1999 and 2001. Here are some nursery-related products that have been known to cause injuries to children: • Strollers • High Chairs • Changing Tables • Play Yards • Baby Gates • Bassinets • Infant Carriers • Baby Jumpers • Cribs • Jumpers • Play Pens • Baby Bouncer Seats • Baby Bath Seats • Portable Baby Swings • Cradles In a another unrelated nursery product recall, Simplicity and Graco recalled 1 million cribs last week after three infants died due to suffocation. Kolcraft recalls 425,000 play yards, CNN.com, September 27, 2007 1 million Simplicity, Graco cribs recalled after 3 babies die, USA Today, September 27, 2007 Related Web Resources: Kolcraft In South Florida, The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. represents the families of children who have been injured or killed because of a defective nursery product or toy. We handle all kinds of products liability claims for injury victims and their families. To schedule your free consultation, contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. today.