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RECALL: Popular cots recalled following fears over child safety

Baby cot company Adairs has revealed there’s a recall for its Cooper Timber Cots, after it has been revealed they do not meet mandatory safety standards tests.

These cots have been on sale since 2016 and one of the main issues is the distance between the mattress and the top of the guard rail.

If a child is in the cot, there’s concern they could fall out and cause injury. Read more below…

Adairs cots are being recalled due to issues with guard rails and sharp edges

Adairs has revealed there are a number of reasons for the recall, including issues with guard rails and sharp edges.

Reasons for the recall:

1. Distance between mattress and top of guard rail

Adairs revealed that the cot must be a MINIMUM distance of 30cm between the mattress (when in upper position) and the top of the guard rail. However, the attached safety label recommends a mattress of 10-15cm in thickness.

However, the required minimum distance is not met when the base is used in the upper position with a mattress thicker than 10cm.

HAZARD: If the base is used in the upper position with a mattress greater than 10cm, a child could fall out of the cot and cause injury.

PRODUCT RECALL: Adairs cots recalled following fears a child could fall out and cause injury

PRODUCT RECALL: Adairs cots recalled following fears a child could fall out and cause injury

Source: Adairs

2. Edges must be round

All cots must be rounded to a radius of at least 2mm.

However, some edges on the guard rail top have been found to have a radius of less than 2mm and not sufficiently rounded or smoothed.

HAZARD: A child could bump against the top guard rail and injure themselves.

PRODUCT RECALL: Adairs cots recalled following fears a child could fall out and cause injury

Source: Adairs

“We know the safety of your family is your highest priority. We take product safety very seriously and undertake rigorous testing of all children’s furniture,” a statement by Adairs read.

These tests are conducted by an independent party in line with mandatory safety standards and we continue to re-test these products at regular intervals.

“The Cooper Timber Cot was designed to meet mandatory standards and had passed all previous testing. However, the most recent testing identified that the Cooper Timber Cot was manufactured in a way that varied from the approved design and so does not meet mandatory standards.”

The cot was immediately withdrawn from sale and recalled after it was found to not meet mandatory standards.

“The recall relates to Cooper Timber Cots sold between March 2016 and March 2019. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience,” continued the statement.

“We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of products, and nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and their families.”

PRODUCT RECALL: Adairs cots recalled following fears a child could fall out and cause injury

Source: Adairs

Batch numbers of the cot being recalled:

The recall relates to Cooper Timber Cots sold between March 2016 and March 2019, marked with one of the following batch numbers: 1606025; 1607030; 1608031; 1612041; 1703046; 1706056; 1706058; 1709067; 18016606; 18016607; 18046620; 18066622-2; 18066622-3; 18066622-4

If you have or no someone that owns and is using an Adair cot, contact Adairs Recall Customer Service team on 1300 907 504 Monday to Friday between 9am to 5.30pm AEST. They will be able to assist you with the following options:

  1. Modification of cot, including replacement of a mattress if it is thicker than 10cm plus a clear teething cot rail guard to ensure edges are rounded.
  2. Return cot for a full refund, with or without receipt.

For more information, visit the Adairs website.

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