Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Land of Nod Recalls Children's Canopies Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

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: Home Sweet Playhome Canopies

Units: About 2,400

Manufacturer: The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill.

Hazard: A child's head could get entrapped in the canopy's window openings, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of a child's head becoming caught in the canopy's window openings. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled canopies involve the "Home Sweet Playhome" model made of 100% cotton gingham fabric draped from a bamboo hoop which is suspended from the ceiling to create a cylindrical play space measuring 36 inches wide and 9 feet tall. The canopies have an open bottom, a "door" and three multi-paned "windows." They were sold in blue and pink. "Home Sweet Playhome" canopies sold after October 2005 are not included in this recall. "The Land of Nod" is printed on a woven label on the canopy.

Sold at: The Land of Nod catalog, Web site, and at The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington state from September 2003 through October 2005 for about $100 for the canopy and $139 for the canopy and cushion set.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the canopies and take them away from children. Contact the Land of Nod to receive a free replacement fabric portion of the canopy and a $15 gift card.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at, or email the firm at .

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