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Cameron Company Recalls Children’s Tents Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot


Recall Date: March 14, 2018

Recall Number: 18-123

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut children’s tents

Hazard: The fiberglass rod that supports the tent can break, splinter and become sharp, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tents and return them to Home Depot for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact:

Jewett Cameron Company at 800-955-2879 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Product Recall” button or banner on the home page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 84,000


This recall involves the Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut animal themed children’s tent. The tent has four animal themes: hippo (pink), dog (brown), shark (blue) and tiger (orange). All have a fiberglass rod that springs to deploy the tent to shape and provides the support for the nylon shell.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 270 reports of tent rods breaking, including two reports of bruises and lacerations.

Sold Exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide during November 2017 for about $13.

Importer/Distributor: Jewett Cameron Company, of North Plains, Ore.

Manufacturer: Jinhua Longyou Import and Export Co., of China

Manufactured in: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.