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Mamas & Papas​ issues safety warning

Nursery and baby equipment supplier and retailer Mamas & Papas has issued a safety warning following the tragic death of an eight-month-old child.

The safety advice is directed at families who have purchased one of its cots after a tragic accident in which a child managed to move slats on the side of her cot and crawl through. The inquest was told that she became stuck between the cot and a wall and was unable to breathe.

Mamas & Papas launched an enquiry and found that the model of cot involved – which is no longer on sale – was completely safe if it was assembled correctly. Unfortunately, the vertical side slats were loose as the cot was missing three key components.

After the inquest, a spokesman for Mamas & Papas said that a full safety review had been carried out on the cot and similar models. ​”This found that the cots are safe when assembled correctly and when the product instructions are followed​,” he said​.

The cot was discontinued in January 2018, but Mamas & Papas has written to customers as a precaution, reminding them of how the product should be put together. It has also produced a demonstration video, assembly check video and PDF instructions to help consumers ensure they are assembling it correctly.

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