Safety Notices

10/10/2001

CPSC Dorel Juvenile Group Announce Recall of Cosco Play Yards

WASHINGTON D.C.— In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc of Columbus, Ind. is voluntarily recalling about 102,000 Cosco "Zip n Go" "Okie Dokie" and "Carters" play yards manufactured between May, 1995 and December, 1997. The plastic tabs on the play yard that lock the rails into the corners can break or loosen over time allowing the rails to turn inward collapse and entrap an infant. In June, 2001 an 11-month-old baby in Elyria, Ohio died when his chest was caught in the V-shape created by the collapsed sides of his play yard. Dorel Juvenile Group has received 421 reports of rails not locking or collapsing. The recalled play yards were sold under the "Zip n Go", "Okie Dokie" and "Carters" brand names and were manufactured by Cosco. Only model numbers 05-361, 05-362, 05-363 and 05-364 are included in this recall. The model numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the play yard on the metal tubular frame near one of the corners. The label reads in part "MANUFACTURED IN CHINA FOR COSCO INC." The 28-inch by 40-inch play yards have four mesh sides on a folding metal frame. The side rails have the name "Zip n Go", "Okie Dokie" or "Carters" written on it. The padded floorboard forms a carrying case for the play yard. Department toy and juvenile specialty stores nationwide sold the "Zip n Go" and "Carters" play yards. JC Penney stores nationwide sold the "Okie Dokie" brand play yards exclusively. The play yards were sold from May, 1995 through December, 1999 for between $40 and $70. These play yards were not sold in Canada. Consumers should stop using these play yards immediately and contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a refund. To get your refund please call Dorel at (800) 314-9327 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday.