The FORT recalls children’s play tents

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The magnets used to connect the various pieces of The FORT can become dislodged

The FORT of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 13,250 children’s play tents.

The magnets used to connect the various pieces of The FORT can become dislodged from their pouches, posing choking and laceration hazards.

There have been 17 reports of loose or broken magnets associated with The FORT children’s play tents, resulting in laceration injuries to two adults and a pinched finger to one child.

This recall involves The FORT children’s play tent. It consists of 12 cushions made of polyurethane foam in various shapes (squares, rectangles, half-moons, triangles and arches) that are covered with a durable synthetic leather fabric.

The play tent, sold in 12 different colors, measures about 30 inches high and 26 inches wide when constructed.

The play tents, manufactured in China, were sold online at www.getthefort.com and www.zulily.com from July 2021, through November 2022, for between $200 and $400.

What to do

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to dispose of recalled children’s play tents and not to resell or donate them. It is a violation of federal law to sell or distribute recalled products. The firm is no longer in business, so there is no remedy for consumers.

Consumers may contact the CPSC hotline at (800) 638-2772 for more information.

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