Dangerous beds and cots still sold in Rotherham

By Dave Doyle | 02/02/2017 0 comments

Dangerous beds and cots still sold in Rotherham

DANGEROUS children’s beds involved in a baby’s death are still being sold in Rotherham, North Yorkshire Police have warned.

Sheffield trading standards officers ordered Playtime Beds Ltd to cease trading after a seven-month-old boy died in York in one of their cots last November.

The firm issued a product recall notice saying certain beds should not be used as they “may pose a risk” including “asphyxiation or strangulation, falling, entrapment or crushing”.

But officers discovered another company called Magical Dream Beds Ltd — run by a former Playtime Beds Ltd employee — selling the same beds in Rotherham, North Yorkshire Police said.

A force spokesman said the new company was registered with Companies House last November 16, with an address on Wingfield Road, Rotherham.

The dangerous beds are described as “bespoke products made and supplied nationally since approximately 2011”, including “children’s cots, beds, twin beds, cot bunk beds, bunk beds, cabin beds, high sleeper beds and triple and quadruple beds”.

North Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Council Trading Standards urged anyone who has ordered or received a such a product from Magical Dream Beds Ltd to contact them.

Affected customers of Playtime Beds Ltd or Magical Dream Beds Ltd can call police on 01609 643642, or email opverbatim@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud offences in relation to the investigation into Magical Dream Beds Ltd, a police spokeswoman said.


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