Tots in Mind Crib Tents Recall




From a Press Release:

Tots in Mind Inc, a company that is no longer in business, had recalled crib tents and play yards in 2010.  Consumers can identify their tent by the 2"x 1½” label with Tots In Mind logo located on the non-mesh portion near the top of the tent.

Products: Portable Playard Tent

Original Cozy Crib Tent

Cozy Crib Tent II

Crib Tent for Convertible Cribs

Portable Playard Tent Plus Cabana Kit

Units: 330,000

Incidents/Injuries:  In 2008, a two year old boy died after becoming entrapped between the bottom rail of a play yard tent and the top rail of a play yard. The fatality was reported in a prior recall with the firm in July 15, 2010.

In 2007, a two year old boy sustained a catastrophic brain injury when his crib tent inverted and the product’s broken rod trapped him at the neck. The remaining 25 reports to CPSC involved children being trapped between the tent and the crib/play yard.  There were also failures regarding the tents’ fabrics and or zippers.  Three of these 25 reports also resulted in injuries.  In one of these cases, a parent found her child turning blue while stuck between the product and the top rail of the play yard.

Description: No model names or numbers are located on the tents.  However, they can be identified by the Tots in Mind logo on top of the tent and by viewing photos at the CPSC website.

The recalled products were sold at numerous retail stores for between $60 and $85 dollars.

Sold At: Amazon.com

Bed Bath & Beyond/ Buy Buy Baby (bedbathandbeyond.com or buybuybaby.com or (800) GOBEYOND)

Burlington Coat Factory (burlingtoncoatfactory.com or (888) 223-2628)

Toys R Us/Babies R Us (toysrus.com or babiesrus.com or (800) 869-7787)

Walmart (walmartstores.com or (800) 925-6278)

Remedy: Do not attempt to repair any of these products.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact the store listed above where the crib tent was purchased to receive either a refund or store credit, depending on the retailer. If consumer is unsure of where the crib tent was purchased, see return policy for individual retailers on their website.

Please contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with any incident or injury reports that are related to the Tots in Mind recalls on SaferProducts.gov.