5 National Retailers Recall, Stop Sale of Crib Tents Over Potentially Fatal Injury Risks
Five major national retailers are recalling and halting the sales of crib tents and playpen tents manufactured by the now out-of-business Tots in Mind amid increasing reports of tent failures and injuries to children, including one catastrophic brain injury and one fatality.
If you have a child who was injured or killed as a result of a Tots in Mind crib tent or playpen tent, an attorney who specializes in product liability law may be able to help you hold the responsible parties accountable and recover financial compensation for medical expenses and other damages.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received reports of nearly 30 Tots in Mind tent failures through April 2012. In one instance, a 2-year-old boy suffered a brain injury when his crib tent inverted and a tent rod trapped him by the neck. In another case, a 2-year-old boy died after he became trapped between the bottom rail of a play-yard tent and the top rail of his playpen.
While Tots in Mind is out of business, the tents have remained widely available at stores and through online retailers. The recently announced defective product recall and stoppage of sale affects approximately 330,000 crib tents and play-yard tents including the models:
- Cozy Crib Tent II
- Crib Tent for Convertible Cribs
- Original Cozy Crib Tent
- Portable Play Yard Tent
- Portable Play Yard Tent Plus Cabana Kit
The tents themselves do not feature the model names or numbers, but each tent has a blue and pink Tots in Mind logo patch stitched onto the top of the tent. In cooperation with the CPSC, the following retailers will no longer sell Tots in Mind tents and are offering store credits or refunds to consumers who purchased the tents at their stores:
- Bed, Bath & Beyond / Buy Buy Baby
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Toys R Us / Babies R Us
Consumers with Tots in Mind crib or playpen tents should discontinue their use immediately and return the tents to the stores where they were purchased.
If your child was hurt by a Tots in Mind tent or other defective product, please contact PersonalInjury.com for a free case evaluation and to locate an experienced product liability attorney near you.