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Product name Circus America Playpens
Description These mesh-sided playpens may be identified by a self- adhesive label on the floorboard which states: Art. 585, CIRCUS AMERICA EX. The playpens measure 39 by 39 by 33 inches and contain a removable foam floor pad. The product has four plastic rings about 3 inches in diameter on the inside which can be used by a child to pull up on. Four hinges made of plastic must be pushed up in order to fold the playpen. The product is imported from Italy. 
Problem Some of the playpens fail to warn users of a potential suffocation hazard if an infant is left in the playpen with one of the sides down. All of the playpens present a finger crushing hazard at two locations in the drop side locking system. In addition, when the playpens are folded for storage, it is possible for a child to remove the plastic feet which may present a choking hazard. 
Distribution Sold in retail stores nationwide 
Company C&T International, Inc., Moonachie, New Jersey; (800) 537-1922. New Jersey residents call (201) 896- 
Dates sold Since November 1984 
Date posted 12/26/2001 

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