Play Yards Recalled Because Of Death Due To Design Flaw

The 425,000 play yards that were recalled yesterday were recalled because of a design flaw that caused the strangulation of a 10-month-old boy.

A safety commission spokesperson told Bloomberg:

“This is not a made-in-China issue,” a safety commission spokeswoman, Patty Davis, said in a telephone interview. “This is a defect in the design of the product by the U.S. company.”

Kolcraft, the designers of the cribs, say that the death was caused by “misuse” of the play yard, which carried a warning against leaving infants alone in the product while the changing table was in place.

Baby Furniture Maker Recalls Playpens [NYT]
Kolcraft Recalls Play Yards After the Death of a 10-Month-Old Child [CPSC]