WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Tots in Mind playard tents due to a risk of strangulation.
About 20,000 portable tents were imported from China by Tots in Mind Inc. of Salem, N.H., and sold nationwide from January 2005 through February 2010 for about $60.
The tents are dome-shaped, white with insect screening, designed to fit over playards ranging from 28 inches by 40 inches to 31 inches by 44 inches.
The commission said clips that attach the tent to the top of the playard can break or be removed by a child and a child can lift the tent and become entrapped at the neck between the rigid playard frame and the metal base rod of the tent, posing a strangulation hazard.
The commission said a 2-year-old died as a result of strangulation when he was trapped between the playard frame and metal base rod of the tent.
Consumers were advised to stop using the tents immediately and contact Tots in Mind to receive replacement clips that are used to secure the base of the tent to the top rail of the crib.
Consumers can call 800-626-0339 for information.