By Colleen Kave, J.D.
Jewett Cameron Company, of North Plains, Oregon, has recalled around 84,000 Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut children’s tents because the fiberglass rod that supports the tent can break, splinter, and become sharp, posing a laceration hazard to consumers (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-123, March 14, 2018).
Incidents and injuries. The firm has received 270 reports of tent rods breaking, including two reports of bruises and lacerations.
Product description. This recall involves the Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut animal-themed children’s tent. The tents have four animal themes: hippo (pink), dog (brown), shark (blue) and tiger (orange). All have a fiberglass rod that springs to deploy the tent to shape and provides the support for the nylon shell.
These children’s tents, which were manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide during November 2017 for about $13.
Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled tents immediately and return them to Home Depot for a full refund or store credit.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Jewett Cameron Company at 800-955-2879 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.jewettcameron.com and click on the "Product Recall" button or banner on the home page.
Companies: Jewett Cameron Co.
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