By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 at 3:43 pm in Health & Safety.
Wow. It’s official. Cribs, playpens and play yards are hexed. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kolcraft just recalled 1 million play yards sold under the names Kolcraft, Carter’s, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards. The side rail doesn’t latch properly so when a child pushes, it can unlatch, sending the tot tumbling. Kolcraft has heard from 347 families in which this happened. In 21 of those cases, children got bruises, scrapes and in one case, a concussion. The photo here is just one of the models. There are several kajillion others, so follow the link to see if yours is on the list. Although frankly, they’ve now recalled so many of these, we’re starting to wonder if any of them are safe.