Russell Blackstock is a senior reporter at the Weekend Herald and Herald on Sunday.

Cots recalled amid safety concerns

Babycity has issued a recall notice to customers who bought one of two different models of Milano cots between March 2012 and October last year. Photo / Richard Robinson
Babycity has issued a recall notice to customers who bought one of two different models of Milano cots between March 2012 and October last year. Photo / Richard Robinson

A leading Kiwi children's equipment retailer is recalling up to 1000 cots amid safety concerns.

Babycity has issued a recall notice to customers who bought one of two different models of Milano cots between March 2012 and October last year as the cots could have a potential snag hazard.

Trevor Douthett, managing director of Babycity, said after seeing the results of some recent independent testing done on the products the company had decided to undertake the recall.

The company had received earlier test results attesting to their meeting of safety standards but the recent results raised some concerns for child safety, he added.

Babycity is recalling its Milano Phoenix cot and Milano Sleigh cot, formerly sold under the Baby Max brand, which cost $300-$500 each.

Mr Douthett stressed Babycity had not received any customer complaints or concerns and that he was not aware of any instances of any incidents or harm arising from the issues relating to the recall.

"Some cots have a V-shaped gap between the drop side and the rail at each end that could catch," he said.

"Child and baby safety is our paramount concern and the recall notice provides information about the issues and provides detail on the actions necessary to remedy this.

"We have already contacted most of the customers who could potentially be affected."

- NZ Herald

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