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.
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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.’
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.News Source