Target Recalls Camping Combo Packs Because Kids Are Not Meant To Be Roasted On The Campfire

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of a kid’s camping kit sold at Target over a potential fire hazard.

According to the CPSC, the tent in one model of the Circo Space Combo pack, which includes a children’s tent, sleeping bag, backpack and a headlamp, failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard.

The tent is green and dark blue with planets, stars and figures printed on it. The packing box has the UPC number: 490911500926, DPCI: 091-15-0092. The DPCI can be found on the front of the packaging, above and to the right of the Circo logo.

The packs were sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and online at http://www.target.com from September 2010 through October 2010 for approximately $25.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tents and return them to any Target store for a full refund or store credit.

For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com.

Circo Children’s Camping Combo Pack Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target Stores [CPSC]

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  1. obits3 says:

    Think of the flaming children!!!

  2. Gravitational Eddy says:

    Great, just great.
    It failed a flammability test.
    Somebodies lawyers scared the crap out of Target.
    I suppose those Snuggies are perfect then?
    Absolutely no chance of dying in a horribly disfiguring way while you adjust the fireplace?
    How about that Playstation? Are you sure it’s safe. I mean electricity and plastic, come on. It was made to fail right?

    • domcolosi says:

      I think the difference, since this deals with children, is that the tent and sleeping bag will be used while they sleep.

      Young children sleep differently than adults do, and it can be much harder to wake a child. Flammability rules, with regard to children’s sleepwear and related things, exist because if they begin burning, it can sometimes not wake the child immediately.

      As unrealistic as that sounds, it’s true.

      • kujospam says:

        Very true. Kids sleep crazy hard. Also it depends on how quickly things heat up. Think of the lobster. It doesn’t know it is being cooked alive because of the slow increase of heat, where if you just where to drop him in, it would freak out. Please don’t do that.

  3. SimplyStating says:

    Wouldn’t you think they would run these tests prior to selling the items? Just kind of defeats the purpose.

  4. RayanneGraff says:

    … it’s fabric. Fabric is flammable & everyone knows this. I don’t see the issue.

  5. Jane_Gage says:

    Try soaking it in brominated flame retardants and your grandkids will look like the alien on the tent.

  6. FrugalFreak says:

    It does look like a kid standing in a fire pit on the design.

  7. Emilliy says:

    How many of these are going to come any where near a open fire? With no way to zip the bottom of the flaps closed I wouldn’t allow my children to camp outside in one of these. They are sold as a novelty that will be used to pretend to camp in doors and possibly played in during the day in the back yard no where near a fire.

    • Nigerian prince looking for business partner says:

      When I was a kid, we used to camp in those kind of tents. You just lay down a ground cloth and will be fine.

  8. sonneillon says:

    Delicious

  9. NumberSix says:

    That’s also a “pretend” tent for camping your back yard or living room. Did some idiot think this was a real tent?

  10. Tim says:

    The CPSC doesn’t issue recalls. It doesn’t have the power to. It was a voluntary recall by Circo.

  11. AllanG54 says:

    Can we smear some of that tainted butter from the other post on the tent to make it better for the children.

  12. Cyniconvention says:

    The bigger thought at the front of my mind is “No one’s going to be camping in space!”