A baby's death has prompted the recall of portable sleep tents for infants and small children.
Parents are urged to stop using the Kidco "PeaPod" and "PeaPod Plus" travel beds due to problems with the tent's mattress.
A five-month-old boy died with his face pressed up against the wall of the tent.
The travel beds are small, portable sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to 3+ 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 following models and corresponding tent fabric colors are included in the recall:
P203 Quick Silver
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 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 or visit the firm’s website at www.kidco.com to receive the kit.