Tots in Mind recently announced a recall of Tots in Mind Crib Tents and Play Yard Tents. CPSC is aware of twenty-seven tent failures including one fatality and one serious injury that occurred between January 1997 and April 2012 from crib tents and play yard tents made by Tots in Mind, Inc. In 2008, a two-year-old boy died after becoming entrapped between the bottom rail of a play yard tent and the top rail of a play yard. The fatality was reported in a prior recall with the firm in July 15, 2010. In 2007 a two-year-old boy sustained a catastrophic brain injury when the crib tent affixed to his crib tent inverted and the product’s broken rod trapped him at the neck.
The remaining twenty-five reports involved inverted crib tents—entrapments between the tent and the crib/play yard or failures of the tent fabric and zippers. Three of these 25 reports also resulted in injuries; in one such case, a parent reported finding her child turning blue and entrapped between the product and the top rail of the play yard.
The baby crib tents and play yard tents can present an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if the dome portion inverts inside the crib or play yard, or if the product becomes partially detached from the crib or play yard.
The baby crib and play yard tents were sold from January 1997 through April 2012. Consumers can identify their tent by the 2”x 1½” label with Tots In Mind logo located on the non-mesh portion near the top of the tent.
Approximately 330,000 baby crib or play yard tents were sold at numerous retail stores including Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby, Burlington Coat Factory, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Walmart and online on websites including Amazon online for between $60 and $85.
According to the recall notice, Tots in Mind, Inc. is out of business and retailers who sold these products are offering refunds or store credit to consumers. Consumers should contact the store listed below where the crib tent was purchased to receive either a store credit or refund, depending on the retailer. If consumer is unsure of where the crib tent was purchased, see return policy for individual retailers below on their website:
- Bed Bath & Beyond / Buy Buy Baby or (800) GOBEYOND
- Burlington Coat Factory or (888) 223-2628
- Toys R Us / Babies R Us or (800) 869-7787
- Walmart or (800) 925-6278
If a crib or play yard tent has injured your child, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.
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