Zipadee Kids convertible house bed frames and Montessori floor beds, sold between February 2018 and September 2021 have been recalled for potential entrapment and strangulation risks, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In their news release, they advise parents to check their childrens’ beds and then dispose of them.
Entrapment and Strangulation Risks
According to the CPSC’s report, “The spindles used on the recalled beds are spaced at a distance that creates a serious entrapment hazard that can lead to strangulation and/or death to children. The design of the bed allows a child’s torso to slip through the rail opening but will not allow their head to pass, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards that could result in death.”
ABC7 news reports that at least two children have been entrapped in the bed rails, including a 21-month-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. The boy was not injured and the girl sustained minor injuries.
What to Do if You Have this Bed
CPSC reminds parents that it is a federal violation to resell or donate recalled products. Instead, they should dispose of the bed as soon as possible. Consumers should report any incidents involving the Convertible House Bed Frame and Montessori Floor Bed and any dangerous product or a product-related injury to CPSC at www.SaferProducts.gov or to CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772.
The beds were sold online at Zipadeekids.com and on Zipadee’s Etsy.com shop from February 2018 through September 2021 for between $260 and $900. They were manufactured by Ohio-based Bell Station Interiors – which does business as Zipadee Kids. Bell Station Interiors filed for dissolution with the State of Ohio and “is unable to offer a remedy to consumers,” according to the CPSC.
The Better Business Bureau lists the company as no longer in business.