KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, has recalled about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate. CPSC is aware of the death of a five-month-old boy in December 2011 in New York, New York, who was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent. The cause of death was not determined.
In addition, CPSC is aware of six reports and Health Canada is aware of three reports of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress in the product. Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying underneath a mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket on the bottom of the tent. The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to three-plus years, depending on the model. The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and have an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket underneath the floor of the tent. The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport. The model number can be found on a small tag on the underside of the product.
The travel tents were made in China and sold at independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2005 through the present for between $70 and $100. Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.kidco.com to receive the kit.
KAWASAKI MOTORS RECALLS LAWN MOWER ENGINES DUE TO FIRE HAZARD
About 210,000 Lawn Mower Engines have been recalled by Kawaski Motors. The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. This recall includes Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawn mowers made and sold under the following brand names: Ariens, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog, Bob-Cat, Bush Hog, Country Clipper, Gravely, Hustler, Husqvarna, Land Pride, SCAG, Simplicity, Snapper Pro, Tiger Corp, Toro, Worldlawn and Woods. Engines may have also have been bought separately and used in other lawn mowers. Recalled engines are 13 to 36 horsepower, air-cooled, v-twin engines. “Kawasaki” and the model number are printed on the top of all of the engines. In addition, the spec and serial numbers are printed on a label on one side of the engine. Kawasaki Motors has received 110 reports of fuel leaks. No injuries have been reported, according to the company.
The lawn mowers were sold at authorized Kawasaki small engine dealers and lawn and garden equipment retailers nationwide. Recalled units were sold between October 2011 and August 2012 for between $2,000 and $10,000. Consumers should immediately stop using mowers with the recalled engines and fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free repair. Contact Kawasaki Motors toll-free at (866) 836-4463, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.kawpower.com or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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