In 1998, just a few months apart, two little boys died when the same model of a Playskool Travel-Lite portable crib collapsed and strangled them. Although they lived many miles apart and did not know each other, they share a tragic legacy: They are both victims of a recalled product.
At least 19 children have died in collapsed portable cribs or play yards with rotating top-rail hinges.
A recall or a corrective action had been issued for other portable cribs and play yards for various reasons such as risk of serious injury or death if mis-assembled; choking or entanglement hazards; head entrapment or suffocation; and risk of injury from tipping when legs on the product become loose and separate.
19 Deaths—The Horrific Legacy of the Playskool Travel-Lite Portable Crib
14 mo old girl, 2005
2 year old boy, 2003