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Product name Children's Expandable Enclosures
Description These children's expandable enclosures are sometimes called "baby corrals." These enclosures serve a purpose similar to a playpen. The enclosures are constructed of criss-cross wooden slats riveted together which expand o form continuous circular structures of varying diameters. When the enclosures are opened for use, the slats cross one another in such a manner as to form series of vee-shaped openings around the entire circumference of the tops and bottoms of the enclosures, and closed diamond-shaped entire circumference of the middles of the enclosures. Company: Memline Corporation, Suring, Wisconsin; Worldsbest Industries, Inc., Cudahy, Wisconsin; Paris Manufacturing Corporation, South Paris, Maine; North States Industries, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mapes Industries Incorporated, Great Neck, New York; and CBS Incorporated, New York, New York. 
Problem These enclosures present a neck entrapment-strangulation hazard to children between the ages of 10 and 24 months. The children can climb upon the enclosure, slip and catch their necks in the vee-shaped openings at the top of the enclosures, or attempt to crawl through and become entrapped in the diamond-shaped openings in the middle of the enclosures. The angles of the vee-shaped openings are sufficiently acute so as to entrap the neck and head, resulting in death by strangulation or serious injury, especially where the children's feet are not in contact with the ground. 
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Dates sold  
Date posted 12/26/2001 

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