The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 200,000 Rainforest Portable Play Yards made by Simplicity, Inc. and SFCA, Inc. because of consumer complaints about one or more rails unexpectedly collapsing. This defect has caused injuries to several children through entrapment or fall hazards.
Despite the CPSC’s request that Simplicity and SFCA recall these play yards, the companies have not been responsive. According the the CPSC, they have not responded to consumer complaints about this recent Simplicity recall either. This is not the first time Simplicity has put our childrens’ lives at stake and ignored the CPSC.
Due to Simplicity and SFCA both being unreponsiive to consumers via their hotline and website, consumers began reporting their complaints to the CPSC. So far there have been more than 1,350 reports of rails collapsing in these Simplicity Play Yards. To learn how you can report an event, click here.
Out of the thousands of reports of rails collapsing in these Rainforest Portable Play Yards, several involved injuries, including a broken nose, broken wrist, cuts requiring stitches, a chipped tooth and a concussion.
Description of Recalled Simplicity Play Yards
These play yards are portable and were wold with a bassinet, changing table and mobile features. They have rainforest themed fabric and artwork and bear the “Fisher Price” logo.
The recalled model numbers are: 5310 RNF, 5310RNFC, and 5310RNFW.Model numbers are located on a sticker on one of the legs beneath the play yard.
The Simplicity Play Yards were sold at various retailers across the country from 2007 to 2009 for about $100 and were made in China.
Though it did not make or sell the play yards, Fisher Price has voluntarily agreed to assist consumers who own one of the recalled play yards with the Fisher Price logo. Consumers should contact Fisher Price to obtain assistance in replacing these recalled play yards: (800) 432-5437.
Editor’s Note: How many times is this going to happen before A: Stores stop selling Simplicity products. B: Consumers stop buying Simplicity products. Or C: Their license to do business in the United States is revoked? Or perhaps, D: Management at Simplicity is either thrown in jail or sued to the point of destitution?
In the meantime, why are major trusted US brands like Fisher Price continuing to do business with this company and allow their logos to be placed on these dangerous products?