Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois recently announced a recall of about one million defective products after the Consumer Products Safety Commission expressed safety concerns. The products in question are Kolcraft play yards, playpens similar to cribs with mesh sides. These play yards reportedly have a defect that can cause one side to detach unexpectedly.
If this occurs, a child could fall from the pen and become injured. So far about 347 such incidents have been reported across the US. Fortunately most of these injuries have been relatively mild, resulting only in bruises or scrapes. One family has reported that their child suffered a concussion, a type of head injury that can have major repercussions, particularly for children.
If you have been using a Kolcraft play yard for your child, you should cease use of this product immediately. If your child has been injured by the defect in question, child play yard injury attorney Jeff Killino can help you fight for justice. Call him today at 877-875-2927.
Kolcraft play yards were manufactured for other companies and sold under various names. The recalled play yards have been sold under the following brand names:
- Kolcraft Traveling Tot
- Sesame Street
- Care Bears
- Eric Carle
The products were sold online and in stores such as Babies R Us, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears, Target and similar stores nationwide. They were available between January 2000 and January 2009.
The Risks of Defective Play Pens
Play pens are a popular way to protect infants and toddlers from the various dangers in a home. When they are built unreliably, however, children can fall or be injured by collapsing rails and sides. Sadly, infants are especially vulnerable to head injuries caused by falls or collisions. If your child has suffered from any health consequences of a defective playpen, our infant injury law firm can help.
Helping your child recovery from an injury can be a difficult, painful, and costly process. To learn about potential compensation for a defective product injury, call child playpen injury lawyer Jeff Killino at 877-875-2927.