Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. announced a voluntary recalled last week of over 200,000 baby playpens due to the threat of “suffocation or positional asphyxiation.” The company said that the floors of the Safety 1st Disney Care Center Play Yards and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards could become uneven when jostled, posing unnecessary risks to children. The toys were sold from January 2007 to October 2009 at Babies “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart. No deaths have been reported involving the playpens. *
As a grandmother with two new grandchildren on the way I am especially concerned with all of the recalls on baby gear lately. I have also been doing a lot of shopping for the new babies and I have become addicted to reading product reviews. I am continually amazed at some of the things that children can do to topple over, get stuck in between, unlatch, and otherwise outwit safety devices. I don’t know if we will ever find a true baby proof product.
If you own one of these care centers, please stop using it immediately and contact the manufacturer for a repair kit.
Dorel’s Recall Hotline: (888) 233-4903between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Friday