Advisory - Health Canada Warns Parent and Caregivers to Stop Using the KidCo PEAPOD™
OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ -
The KidCo PEAPODTM 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.
Who is affected:
Parents and caregivers who own or use the KidCo PEAPODTM.
What consumers should do:
What Health Canada is doing:
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.
The safest place for your baby to sleep is on his or her back, in a crib, cradle or bassinet. Health Canada recommends room sharing for the first six months of your baby's life.
Infants should never be placed to sleep on unsuitable surfaces, such as a standard bed, water bed, air mattress, sofa, futon or armchair. An infant's sleep surface should always be firm, flat, and free of soft bedding.
Please also see Health Canada's Is Your Child Safe? Sleep Time
For more information:
Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.
Media enquiries related to this Advisory should be directed to Health Canada Media Relations at 613-957-2983.
How to report problems with consumer products:
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of a consumer product or cosmetic. An easy-to-use incident report form is now available on the Department's website.
Mail: Incident Report - Consumer Product Safety Directorate
123 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0K9
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Image with caption: "Products affected: All KidCo PEAPOD(TM) travel beds (CNW Group/Health Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121015_C7109_PHOTO_EN_19336.jpg
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