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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 is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.