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RECALL: Play Pens Soothe, Sway and Suffocate

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 1:15 pm in Toy Recalls.

Recalled Eddie Bauer Play Yard Those Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards are not so soothing after all. They’re dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety folks just recalled 71,000 of these $150 playpens because the rocking bassinet attachment can tilt, even when strapped into the non-rocking position, sending a baby sliding into the corner or side where he may become wedged, posing a risk of “positional asphyxiation.” In other words, he can be smothered. CPSC has received 10 reports of incidents, including six in which the babies’ faces were pressed against the side or bottom. In one case, the baby was starting to turn purple when he was, fortunately, found and revived. Follow the link for model numbers and recall info.

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