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2012-10-17

Risk of Injury with KidCo PEAPOD

The following safety notice is from HSW:


Health Canada is advising Canadians to immediately stop using the KidCo PEAPOD™ for infants under one year of age. The KidCo PEAPOD is marketed as an indoor/outdoor travel bed for infants. 

Health Canada has received two reports of infants rolling over and getting their faces trapped between the mattress and the side of the product, posing a suffocation hazard.

See Products tab for specifics on the affected items.

Health Canada is currently in discussions with the company about how it will address the safety concerns related to the use of this product.  In the meantime, the department is warning consumers to immediately stop using the product for infants under 1 year of age.

Recommended Actions:•Consumers should immediately stop using the KidCo PEAPODTM for infants under one year of age.
•The safest place for an unsupervised infant to sleep alone is in a crib that meets current Canadian safety regulations.
•A bassinet that meets current Canadian safety regulations is an appropriate place for your baby to sleep until he or she reaches the maximum weight recommended by the manufacturer OR until your baby can roll over, whichever comes first. When your baby reaches this milestone, you should put him or her to sleep in a cradle or crib.
•A cradle that meets today's Canadian safety regulations is an appropriate place for your baby to sleep until he or she reaches the maximum weight recommended by the manufacturer OR until your baby can push up on his or her hands and knees, whichever comes first. When your baby reaches this milestone, you should put him or her to sleep in a crib.
•Infants should never be placed to sleep in products that are not specifically designed to accommodate an unattended sleeping infant, such as carriages, strollers, car seats, playpens, infant swings and bouncers.

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