Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 5,000 AOSOM wooden playpens, due to the possibility of breakage, splitting and cracking at points where screws and other hardware are located. The 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.
So far 69 reports of breakage, including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the broken wood have been reported and three reports of children found with a broken piece of wood and/or screw in their hand. The objects were removed without injury.
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 Playpen & AOSOM 3in1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo Model #5664-0017S&G Price: 149.99
- AOSOM Baby 8 Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider Model # 5664-0017 Price: 119.99
- AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels Model # 5664-0017S Price: 29.99
- AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen Gate Model #5664-0017G Price: 29.99
The playpens were sold online through AOSOM.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and other retailers from October 2008 through November 2010 for between $30 and $150.
It is recommended that consumers stop using the wooden playpens immediately and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund. You can reach them toll-free at (877) 644-9366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at [email protected] Consumers can also the companies website at www.aosom.com.