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Tots in Mind Crib Tents, Play Yard Tents recalled due to strangle hazard

(Left) The Tots In Mind Cozy Crib Tent and (right) the Tots In Mind Portable Play Yard Tent.

May 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
About 330,000 units of Tots In Mind Crib Tents and Play Yard Tents have been pulled from multiple retailers due to strangulation dangers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning those who own these products that infants and toddlers could be seriously injured or even die due to strangulation or entrapment.

Tots In Mind recalled their Play Yard Tents in July 2010 and offered a repair kit at the time that is no longer available. The company has stopped all sales and is no longer in business. CPSC officials say parents and caregivers should not try to repair the products themselves.

The agency says there are 27 reports of product failures including one death and one serious injury that happened between January 1997 and April 2012 from crib and yard tents made by the company in 2008. Most of the incidents involve the tent getting inverted and trapping the child by the top rail of the crib or play yard.

The recalled products were sold at numerous retail stores including Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Burlington Coat Factory, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Wal-Mart and Amazon.com for between $60 and $85.

You can identify the recalled tents by the 2-by-1.5-inch label with the Tots In Mind logo located on the non-mesh portion near the top of the tent.

Consumers should contact the retailer they purchased the product from to receive a refund or store credit.