Federal agency recalls 200,000 Fisher-Price play yards made by Matel.
Chicago, IL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) www.cpsc.gov, recalled 200,000 potentially deadly Rainforest theme play pens. The Chicago-Tribune alerted, the Fisher-Price Rainforest play yards have reportedly collapsed, causing serious injuries to babies and infants including broken bones and mild concussions. Over 1,350 consumers have complained one or both side of the play pen have collapsed to Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Matel, Inc., and the CPSC.
The play yards were manufactured by Simplicity, Inc., which was bought by SFCA, Inc. According in industry insiders the CPSC knew rails on the Rainforest theme play yards were collapsing in 2008 but officials did not recall the product. Simplicity has manufactured several other play yards under its own brand which remain on the market. According to Kids In Danger, a consumer advocacy group founded by the professors from the University of Chicago, at least 18 children have died in other play yards because of rails collapsing. SFCA stopped responding to consumers complaints about the play yards last year and the company would not cooperate with CPSC officials to recall the dangerous play yards.
Fisher-Price agreed to send customers a $100 refund after they return the fabric sides to the company.
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