Defective Children's Product Injured Many
Unfortunately, defective children’s products are not new news. Thousands of products, from toys to cribs, have been recalled due to high levels of lead, defective parts and choking hazards.
The latest recall involves almost one million play yards, also called playpens, manufactured by Kolcraft Enterprises. The hazard that prompted the recall is the possibility of the play yard side collapsing. This defect has injured at least 21 children and infants and has brought about over 350 reports of collapsing sides.
Kolcraft has manufacturing operations in China, Spain and Italy. China manufactures the bulk of their products.
The defective playpens were sold from January 2007 to January 2009. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has ordered retailers to stop selling the play yards immediately and has asked consumers to stop using the play yards.
Sadly, this recall is a reminder of a 2007 recall of Kolcraft's play yards. This recall came only after a 10-month old baby died of strangulation on a Kolcraft play yard changing table. The most recent recall includes 12 different play pens from Kolcraft's partners such as Eric Carle, Contours, Carter’s and Sesame Street.
If you own a playpen and believe it is unsafe please contact your New Hampshire (NH) and Vermont (VT) product liability attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss today for your free consultation.