On March 3rd, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with AOSOM LLC of Tualatin, Oregon announced a voluntary recall of their pine wooden playpens due to a potential choking or laceration hazard.
What does this mean for you?
The wooden playpen can break, split and/or crack at points where screws and other hardware are located. Small, broken wood pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard.
AOSOM has received 69 reports of the wooden playpens breaking, splitting and/or cracking including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the broken wood and three reports of children found with a broken piece of wood and/or screw in their hand. The objects were removed without injury.
Description of recalled products:: This recall involves AOSOM wooden playpens made from pine wood. The firm's logo "A" and "www.AOSOM.com" is stamped on the gate of the playpen. The following four models are included in this recall:
AOSOM 3in1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo Model # 5664-0017S&G $149.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider Model # 5664-0017 $ 119.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels Model # 5664-0017S $29.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen Gate Model # 5664-0017G $29.99
Some of these models were also sold online at: AOSOM.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and other online retailers from October 2008 through November 2010 for between $30 and $150.
What should you do if you own or have purchased one of these products?
Consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund. For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 644-9366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at email@example.com. Consumers can also visit AOSOM's website. Additional information can also be obtained at the U.S. CPSC's website.