Thursday, January 15, 2009
Fisher Price announces recall of Simplicity Rainforest Play yard
Did you perhaps move your child to a play yard to sleep after your crib was recalled? If so, check that it isn't a Rainforest Portable Play yard, made by Simplicity and their successor SFCA, Inc, but sold under the Fisher Price name. Lacking any response from SFCA, Fisher Price recalled 200,000 play yards because of side rail collapses that can lead to fall or entrapment hazards. CPSC has 1,350 (!) reports of side rail collapses and numerous injuries including bruises, cuts requiring stitches, broken bones, a concussion and a chipped tooth. Side rail collapse also creates an entrapment hazard, similar to how Danny Keysar and seventeen other children have died since 1991.
It appears there might be other Simplicity play yards sold under their own name or others that might have the same flaw. Given the unresponsive nature of the company to their product hazards, KID recommends that all retailers stop selling any Simplicity products and that consumers discontinue the use of these products. We call on CPSC to recall or issue a warning on all Simplicity play yards that have the same hazard.