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Kolcraft recalls play yards

July 9, 2009

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionand Kolcraft announced a voluntary recall of play yards with brand names Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle.

Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Ill. recalled about 1 million play yards because the 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.

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.

Model numbers are printed on a white sticker on one of the feet of the play yard, which were sold at Babies R Us, Wal-mart, Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2000 through January 2009 for between $50 and $160.

For a complete list of model numbers and more information, see the CPSC link.



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