November 21, 1996
Release # 97-028
|CPSC: Rick Frost
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1166
CPSC Warns of Strangulation Hazard with All Our
Kids Portable Cribs/Playpens
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that about 13,000
portable cribs/playpens sold under the brand name All Our Kids pose a strangulation hazard
to young children. The playpens, also known as travelyards or playards, have rotating top
rails, which can collapse unexpectedly, trapping a child at the neck in the "V"
formed by the collapsed top rail.
The CPSC is aware of 7 babies who strangled in collapsed portable playpens with similar
top rail designs made by three other manufacturers. The most recent of these deaths
occurred on October 15, 1996. The top rails of the All Our Kids playpens can collapse even
when the product is set up properly.
The All Our Kids playards, models 741, 742 and 761, come in a variety of colors, shapes
(rectangular and square) and sizes with some having a detachable toy bag on one end. The
words "All Our Kids" appear on two of the four top rails. A variety of retailers
sold the playpens nationwide from 1992 to 1995.
The Draco Corporation of Montebello, Calif., sold the playards under the All Our Kids
brand name. CPSC is not announcing a recall of these products because Draco/All Our Kids
is out of business. Consumers who own All Our Kids model 741, 742 and 761 portable
cribs/playards should stop using them immediately and destroy them to prevent future use.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the
unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the
agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for
information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or
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Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.