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Company Recalls Children’s Beds in Light of Suspected Death

Image of Peapod Travel Bed Courtesy CPSC(WASHINGTON) – A children’s furniture company is cooperating with the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in announcing a voluntary recall of several of its products after the discovery of its possible involvement with one death and multiple cases of injury.

KidCo Inc. is recalling about 220,000 of its PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds, which are small, mobile sleeping tents for infants and young toddlers. It has been determined that children who use the beds could easily roll off the edge of the mattresses and getting stuck between the mattress and the sides of the tent, putting them in danger of suffocation.

According to reports from the CPSC, a five-month-old boy was found dead inside one of the beds in December 2011. However, the exact cause of death was not determined. There have also been nine more reported situations of children became stuck and “experienced physical distress” in the beds.

The products were manufactured in China, and have been selling at boutiques and specialty stores across the country, in addition to being made available on Amazon.com for the past seven years. The beds cost between 70 and 100 dollars.

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