The December 30 product recall announcement by the CPSC actually has little to do with the favorite maternal command: "go outside and play." The play yards at issue are for infants and are a combination play-pen, sleeping area, and bassinet, some featuring built in changing tables. This is a voluntary recall from the CPSC in conjunction with the importers of the product, Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind. No injuries have been reported.
The play yards are being recalled due to the potential suffocation hazard caused by the one piece metal bars supporting the floorboard of the bassinet attachment slipping from the fabric sleeves and creating an uneven sleeping surface, posing a risk of suffocation. The specific products under recall are Safety 1st Disney Care Center™ Play Yard and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yard. Model numbers included in the recall are: 05025, 05026, 05037, 05088 and 05350. The model number is printed on a sticker on one of the support legs underneath the play yard. “Safety 1st” or “Eddie Bauer” is printed near the bottom of the fabric sides of the play yards.
The play yards are portable and were sold at Babies “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart from January 2007 through October 2009 for between $100 and $130. The CPSC asks consumers with the recalled products to stop using them immediately and contact the company, Dorel Juvenile Group, for a free repair kit including replacement bassinet fabric, bassinet bars and installation instructions.
For more information, consumers can contact Dorel Juvenile Group toll-free at (866) 762-2166 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site www.djgusa.com. Incident or injury reports can be made to the CPSC by going to: https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.