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Magical Dream Beds / Playtime Beds - Children’s bed maker issues warning after sudden death of seven month old baby

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UPDATE: The following notice has been issued by North Yorkshire police: North Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Council's trading standards team are urging anyone who has ordered or received a bed … Read More
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[mod] 6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
UPDATE: The following notice has been issued by North Yorkshire police:

North Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Council's trading standards team are urging anyone who has ordered or received a bed from Magical Dream Beds Ltd to contact them.

The call comes after officers investigating the death of a seven-month-old baby in York issued a safety warning to customers of a company called Playtime Beds Ltd to come forward.

Following the sudden death of the baby, Playtime Beds Ltd was served a notice by Sheffield City Council trading standards team in November 2016 to cease and desist trading.

However, as part of the investigation into Playtime Beds Ltd, officers have found that a company trading as Magical Dream Beds Ltd, which was set up by a former employee of Playtime Beds Ltd, has since supplied a bed designed and made by Playtime Beds Ltd. The bed was supplied after the cease and desist notice was served. This discovery has now prompted a further safety warning to unsuspecting customers of Magical Dream Beds Ltd.

North Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Council's Trading Standards team are now appealing to customers who have been in contact with Magical Dream Beds Ltd since 3 November 2016 to contact them.

A dedicated contact number has been set up for customers of both Playtime Beds Ltd and Magical Dream Beds Ltd. Please contact 01609 643642. Alternatively you can email [email protected]

Please quote reference 12160199607.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud offences in relation to the investigation into Magical Dream Beds Ltd. For clarity, this is not in connection with the death of the baby.

Horrible :( But felt best to share in case anyone has one of these...

Sheffield-based Playtime Beds has warned that several of its products may pose a risk to children including ‘asphyxiation or strangulation, falling, entrapment or crushing.’

The company has also stopped trading with immediate effect after police revealed they were ‘investigating the sudden death of a seven-month-old baby who died on November 3 at a property in Melrosegate, York.’

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North Yorkshire police added that they were running a ‘joint investigation with South Yorkshire Trading Standards’ and that a ’35-year-old man has been interviewed under caution’.

In a statement on its website, Playtime Beds said the warning applied to ‘bespoke products made and supplied nationally since approximately 2011’.

A recall notice identified its products as: ‘Children’s cots, beds, twin beds, cot bunk beds, bunk beds, cabin beds, high sleeper beds and triple and quadruple beds.’

It said: ‘Craig Williams and Playtime Beds Ltd would strongly advise that until such time that they are able to determine which bed and extras you purchased, you stop using the bed immediately either for sleep or play, and ensure that children in particular do not climb, sleep in it or play in or on it.’

The company said it had ‘currently ceased trading’ and was ‘working with Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards Department’.

Officials from Sheffield Trading Standards are advising anyone who is concerned to calls the Citizens Advice Bureau on 03454 040506.


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[mod] 6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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8 Likes #1
How did it happen, the bed is obviously not suitable for a 7 month old. Any bed would be a danger for a baby this age
5 Likes #2
Why would a 7 month old baby be in one of these beds?
banned#3
Good spot

The whole lot of them are on recall
#4
To be honest, it looks like a death trap before any kid is near it.
banned 1 Like #5
Yeah, what exactly was the cause? Must be more to it than a baby in a bed not suitable for his age though.
3 Likes #6
The sides don't appear to go high enough past the mattress which is where I guess a kid could fall off and in between any gap.

Still don't understand why a 7 month old would be anywhere near a bed like this though. Witha that being said a baby has lost it's life , may the little tike R.I.P. :(
#7
The statement says cot beds as well I'm assuming the baby was in that not the bed pictured!!
#8
think it's the width if the gaps, tho if it's the bed then a 7 mth shouldn't be in it
#9
Messer81
Why would a 7 month old baby be in one of these beds?


The baby wasn't. It was a friend of mine's grandson. He was in a cot.
#10
Mandz27
The sides don't appear to go high enough past the mattress which is where I guess a kid could fall off and in between any gap.

Still don't understand why a 7 month old would be anywhere near a bed like this though. Witha that being said a baby has lost it's life , may the little tike R.I.P. :(


The baby that died was in a cot, not a bed like the one pictured.
banned#11
andyb83
Messer81
Why would a 7 month old baby be in one of these beds?
The baby wasn't. It was a friend of mine's grandson. He was in a cot.

Sorry to ask but since you seem happy to answer questions, do you know what exactly went so wrong? was it the matress?
banned 3 Likes #12
OP should probably remove the pic of that bed as it's a bit misleading.
banned#13
andyb83
MrScotchBonnet
andyb83
Messer81
Why would a 7 month old baby be in one of these beds?
The baby wasn't. It was a friend of mine's grandson. He was in a cot.
Sorry to ask but since you seem happy to answer questions, do you know what exactly went so wrong? was it the matress?
As I understand, the baby got his head stuck between the bars of the cot.

Blimey :(
#14
We have a bunk bed similar to this but it's for our 3 and 5 year old. The one pictured does look low on the rails of the top bunk.

Heartbreaking for the family though.

And the press should really sort of the photo as it's very misleading, seen loads of comments blaming the family as they assume its the bed in question and not a random photo they have taken off google images.
#15
wow i was buying one of these in like 2 weeks

wont be now
#16
I really don't think it was in that actual bed the reason I think this is because when the sun run this story some relatives of this family went nuts in the comments saying why have you publish that picture with the story. I believe it must of been one of the cot beds. I'm also thinking a lot of these companies could be **** themselves loads on Facebook and I bet after hindsight non of them followed the strict EU compliance laws we have on the safety of furniture and bunk beds.
#17
This is so misleading! The picture that is on the article that is circulating is NOT the bed that it happened!
#18
The picture is very misleading, asit's assumed that it was that particular set of beds the baby was in... if the company have made cots that don't conform to H&S then someone at that company need to be held responsible! many years ago cots we're redesigned to ensure a baby wouldn't be able to get it's head between the bars and for good reason. Little soul thoughts with the family.
#19
Yes, the company we bought ours from only do beds and go above the regulations to make them safe. I checked they followed safety standards before buying and was in contact with them yesterday about it too.

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