RECALL: KidCo announces tent recall due to possible suffocation

Posted at 7:29 PM, Nov 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-17 19:29:49-05

(WTVR) – Nearly 220,000 portable sleep tents for infants and small children are being voluntarily recalled because of a safety hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said infants and young children can roll off the edge of the air mattress.  They can suffocate if they become entrapped between the mattress and the side of the tent.

PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel beds are being recalled after a 5-month old boy was found dead last December with his face pressed against the wall of the tent.

There have been six reports of children who had problems with the tent’s mattress.

The tents were made in China and were sold at specialty stores nationwide and online at from January 2005 until now.

The cost of these tents range between $70 and $100.

The CPSC said the tents have a zippered side and an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket.

List of models included in the recall:

  • P100 – Teal
  • P101 – Red
  • P102 – Lime
  • P103 – Periwinkle
  • P104 – Ocean
  • P201 – Princess/Red
  • P202 – Camouflage
  • P203 – Quicksilver
  • P204 – Sagebrush
  • P205 – Cardinal
  • P900CS – Green

Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo.