Recall: Playards Repair by Graco

Note: telephone number change

Originally issued October 30, 1996, Revised July 31, 2002 (301) 504-7908
Release # 97-015

CPSC, Graco Announce Recall To Repair Mesh on Playards

WASHINGTON, D.C. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products Inc. of Elverson, Pa., is announcing a free repair kit for about 133,000 traditional style Graco playards (also known as a playpen). The mesh on playards made between November 1995 and September 1996 may unravel from the seam, resulting in a possible choking or entanglement hazard.

Graco has received 9 reports of toddlers unraveling a strand from the mesh and becoming entangled in it or mouthing it. No serious injuries resulted.

To protect children from possible injury, Graco is offering a free, easily applied solution that will prevent the mesh strands from unraveling.

The recalled playards were sold nationwide in juvenile products and discount stores such as Toys R Us and Walmart for $35 to $55 each. The drop-side style playards have vinyl covered top rails and a vinyl covered pad. A manufacturing date is located on a label on the playard floor under the pad. Recalled playards have manufacturing dates 111395 (November 13, 1995) through 091296 (September 12, 1996).

Consumers should call Graco at (800) 345-4109 for a free repair kit and application instructions or write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products Inc., P.O. Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520. Consumers should not use the playard if the netting has started to unravel.
Location of Manufacturer Date on Playard