In conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), five retailers are halting sales of the Tots in Mind, Inc. crib tents and play yard tents and a voluntary recall is now being issued. The CPSC is urging parents and child caregivers who own these products that toddlers and infants are at risk for injury or death due to the strangulation and entrapment hazards presented by these items. The CPSC is aware of 27 tent failures between January 1997 and April 2012, including one fatality and one catastrophic brain injury, from the crib tents and play yard tents.
As Tots in Mind, Inc., the manufacturer of these items, is no longer in business, the retailers who sold these recalled products have stepped up and are issuing refunds or store credits to consumers. Consumers should contact the stores where the product was purchased to receive either the refund or store credit, which is dependent on the retailer. Information on the retailers and how they can be reached is below:
- Amazon: Amazon.com
- Bed, Bath, & Beyond/BuyBuyBaby: (800)-GOBEYOND, bedbathandbeyond.com, or buybuybaby.com
- Burlington Coat Factory: (888) 223-2628, burlingtoncoatfactory.com
- Walmart: (800) 925-6278, walmartstores.com
- Toys R Us/Babies R Us: (800) 869-7787, toysrus.com, or babiesrus.com
The recall includes various models of approximately 330,000 crib or play yard tents. Consumers can identify their tent by the Tots in Mind logo label located on the non-mesh portion near the top of the tent. The CPSC advises parents and caregivers to stop use of the product immediately.
Families and child caregivers trust that the products and toys intended for children are safe and harm-free, but when a manufacturer fails to adequately test a product for safety or has insufficient manufacturing standards, an innocent child may suffer injury or even death. The product liability lawyers in Chicago at the Bradley Law Firm are committed to helping families across Illinois receive the compensation they need following a devastating child injury accident. To discuss your case with a member of our law team, call (312) 252-1488.