425,000 play yards for babies and children have been recalled after a baby died while using one. Kolcraft announced the product recall yesterday. The recalled play yard has a possible strangulation hazard when used with the changing table attachment.
In addition to the strangulation hazard, one of the play yards — the Contours 3-in-1 play yard — also has a suffocation hazard. That model has a cradle attached to the top of the product and, when the cradle rocks, there is a risk that an infant can roll, get trapped against the side and be suffocated.
Consumers were instructed to “immediately stop using the changing tables and rocking cradle” and contact Kolcraft for instructions on obtaining a replacement strap that does not have a loop and a repair kit to secure the base of the cradle.
The recall covers 11 different models of the Kolcraft play yards. Last week a large crib recall was announced by Simplicity.