Have Twins, Will Travel

Peapod Travel Tents by Kidco – Recall

Okay, so my first gear review was a bust. This was just released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission…

November 16, 2012
Release #13-043  Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 847-8600

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Suffocation, Entrapment Risks Prompt Recall of PeaPod Travel Tents by Kidco

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation
with KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, is announcing the voluntary recall today
of about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds.Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress,
become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and

CPSC is aware of a death of a 5-month-old boy in December 2011 in New York, New
York, who was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent.
The cause of death was not determined.

In addition, CPSC is aware of six reports and Health Canada is aware of three
reports of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress in the
product. Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying
underneath of the mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket
on the bottom of the tent.

The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable
sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to 3+ years, depending on
the model. The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the
child and have an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket
underneath the floor of the tent. The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport.

The following models and corresponding tent fabric colors are included in this

P100 Teal
P101 Red
P102 Lime
P103 Periwinkle
P104 Ocean
P201 Princess/Red
P202 Camouflage
P203 Quick Silver
P204 Sagebrush
P205 Cardinal
P900CS Green

The model number can be found on a small tag on the underside of the product.

The travel tents were made in China and sold at independent juvenile specialty
stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2005 through the
present for between $70 and $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a
free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped
to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit
the firm’s website at www.kidco.com to receive
the kit.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13043.html