Consumer product recall

Peapod Travel Bed

Starting date:
November 16, 2012
Posting date:
November 16, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint Recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and the Kidco Inc.

Affected products

Peapod Travel Bed

Product description

The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to 3+ years, depending on the model. The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and have either a mattress pad or an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket underneath the floor of the tent. The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport.

The following models and corresponding tent fabric colours are included in this recall:
Model Number Colour
P001 Tangerine
P100 Teal
P101 Red
P102 Lime
P103 Periwinkle
P104 Ocean
P201 Princess/Red
P202 Camouflage
P203 Quick Silver
P204 Sagebrush
P205 Cardinal
P900CS Green

The model number can be found on a small tag on the underside of the product.

Hazard identified

Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.

CPSC is aware of a death of a 5-month-old boy in December 2011 in New York, New York, who was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent. The cause of death is undetermined. In addition, CPSC is aware of 6 reports of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress in the product. Two of the 6 reports included babies who were found crying underneath of the mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket on the bottom of the tent.

Health Canada has received 3 reports of infants rolling over and getting their faces trapped between the mattress and the side of the product.

Number sold

Approximately 220,000 of the recalled travel beds were sold in the United States and 30,000 units in Canada at various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2005 to present in Canada and the United States.


Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Kidco, Inc



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the KidCo PEAPODTM, and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit.

The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. New instructions and warning labels will advise parents that the Peapod should only be used with children who are 1 year of age or older, even after using the repair kit. Health Canada does not recommend the use of the Peapod for children under 1 year of age.

For more information, consumers may contact KidCo toll-free at 1-855-847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site to receive the kit.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's web site.

Safety Information update on KidCo PEAPOD

2012-11-16 | Consumer products