Some 220,000 Infant Travel Beds Recalled
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that KidsCo Inc. recalled 220,000 infant travel beds due to a potential suffocation hazard.
The recall was sparked by reports of one infant's death as well as nine other incidents in which a child was entrapped in the portable sleep tents, according to the Associated Press.
The recalled KidsCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds use air mattresses that fit to the floor through zipper pockets. A young child or infant can roll to the edge of the bed and get trapped or suffocate between the air mattress and the tent’s sides.
The recalled products were made in China and sold online and at independent specialty stores from January 2005.
The company announced free repair kits to help prevent the danger.