Suffocation, Entrapment Risks Prompt Recall of PeaPod Travel Tents by KidCo

Recall date:November 16, 2012
Product Category:Baby Travel

PeaPod Travel Tents by KidCo

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation withKidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds.
Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.
CPSC is aware of a death of a 5-month-old boy in December 2011 in New York, New York, who was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent.
The cause of death was not determined.In addition, CPSC is aware of six reports and Health Canada is aware of three reports of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress in the product. Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying underneath of the mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket on the bottom of the tent.

Description

This recall involves the products listed below:

The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to 3+ years, depending on the model. The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and have an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket underneath the floor of the tent. The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport.


The following models and corresponding tent fabric colors are included in this recall:

P100Teal
P101Red
P102Lime
P103Periwinkle
P104Ocean
P201Princess/Red
P202Camouflage
P203Quick Silver
P204Sagebrush
P205Cardinal
P900CSGreen

The model number can be found on a small tag on the underside of the product.

The travel tents were made in China and sold at independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2005 through the present for between $70 and $100.

What can you do and whom to contact

Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.kidco.com to receive the kit.

Click here to see the official recall

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