Thursday, July 9, 2009

Elmo, Care Bears, The Hungry Caterpillar & Jeep all get recalled by CPSC

Some of your favorite childhood characters and outdoor themed products were recalled yesterday, July 8, 2009 when Kolcraft announced a recall of about 1 million play yards. Many of the units effected were licensed models under loved characters names such as Sesame Street, Care Bears, and Jeep. Others include the Travelin Tot and Contours models from Kolcraft.

Goore's did not sell any of these units but if you have one or know someone who does, please share this information to ensure the safety of those using these units. Read below for more information.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
July 8, 2009
Release # 09-265
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 594-4208
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Kolcraft Media Contact: (202) 289-2001
Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards
Units: About 1 million
Distributor: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Ill.
Hazard: The play yard's side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 347 reports of sides of the play yard collapsing unexpectedly, resulting in 21 injuries to young children, including bumps, scrapes, bruises and one concussion.
Description: This recall involves the Kolcraft Travelin' Tot play yards, as well as other similar play yards manufactured for Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bare and Eric Carle, with model numbers listed below. Some of the units have a bassinet and/or changing table. Some models have a mobile, vibrating unit or a parent organizer. Model numbers are printed on a white sticker on one of the feet of the play yard.

Read the full release with effected model numbers here.

Richard Goore
Goore's for Babies to Teens

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