Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard

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.

Corrected Models

If your play yard model number begins with any of the five digit model numbers listed below, your unit is being recalled. This includes models with any letters following the five digits.

Play Yard
Model Numbers
Additional Information

Kolcraft Travelin' Tot,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot LTD,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 2-in-1,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 3-in-1,
Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 4-in-1

18709, 18710, 18711, 18713, 18714, 18724, 18725, 18730,18731, 18733, 18734, 18744, 18751, 18910,18920, 18925, 18931, 18933, 18934, 18935, 18942, 18945, 18946, 18950, 18951,18960, 18961, 18962, KP001, KP013, KP014, KP015, KP016, KP027

"Kolcraft" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on either the fabric on the top rail or on the lower side of the play yards.


Carter's Lennon Travelin' Tot,
EMU Carter's Travelin' Tot,
Carter's Travelin' Tot

18740, 18736, 18737, 18726

"Carter's" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on the top rail.


"Sesame Beginnings" 2-in-1 Play Yard by Kolcraft,
Sesame Travelin' Tot VT


"Sesame Beginnings" and "Travel Play Yard Kolcraft" are printed on the top rail or along the fabric draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.


Jeep Sahara, Jeep Sahara SE Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara Limited Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara XT Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara Limited SE Play Yard,
Jeep Sahara Limited XT Play Yard

55200, 55220, 55225, 55235, 55237, 55770, 55772, 55773, JP002

"Jeep" and "Sahara" are printed on the fabric on the top rail of the play yards.


Contours 2-in-1 Travel Playyard,
Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard,
Contours Deluxe Playyard,
Contours Travel Play Yard


"Kolcraft" and "Contours" are printed along the draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.


Care Bear Play Yard



Eric Carle Play Yard with Activity Gym


Sold at: Babies R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2000 through January 2009 for between $50 and $160.

Manufactured in: China, Spain, and Italy

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the play yard and contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (866) 594-4208 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at

Note: Some of the models of the play yards involved in this recall were recalled in September 2007 ( due to a strangulation hazard posed by the changing table, which resulted in the death of a 10-month child.

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