Health Canada is recalling over 5,800 Phil&Teds Traveller V3 travel cots. Only two models of the popular cots (TRV35 and TRV37), which were sold at a various retailers between February 2013 and September 2016, are involved in the alert.
The affected products feature four corner posts, a top rim, all black mesh sides, and a solid bottom with a self-inflating mattress that rests on the floor. (The product comes in two colours: black or silver.)
According to the notice, Health Canada’s ongoing sampling and evaluation program revealed that the P&Ts cots do not meet our country’s Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations. HC says, if the four plastic clips that attach the mattress to the bottom of the crib detached or broke, they are small enough to pose a choking hazard to babies.
Neither Health Canada nor Phil&Teds has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the Traveller V3 cots in Canada. However, HC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the affected products and contact Phil&Teds (toll free: 1-855-652-9019) for information on how to obtain a free repair kit that includes replacement clips.