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Spanglydangly

Hi there. Looking for some advice on cots. My husband and I had decided on the Cocoon Nest 4 in 1 but then saw it had failed Choice safety testing a few years ago. Other than that test it gets great reviews online. I can’t find any other information on it.

I’ve looked through the Choice recommended cots and there’s not one that I like. They obviously don’t test every cot in Australia either so there are a few others we considered that aren’t actually on their site.

The store we went to basically just said well all our cots have to pass Australian safety standards.

What are your thoughts?

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Soontobegran

What was it that they were not happy about in the safety ratings?

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PuddingPlease

What was it that they were not happy about in the safety ratings?

 

 

" Serious safety failure: A child's limb or finger could become trapped in the gaps between the mattress base and the sides and ends of the cot."

 

I think this might be the issue, have copied the above directly from the Choice review of the Chukles Cocoon Nest cot. I'm actually a bit confused by it since I would have assumed that a fitted mattress would prevent this.

 

Worth noting that this model is listed with Choice as discontinued, is it likely that the current model has been modified to correct this?

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Soontobegran

" Serious safety failure: A child's limb or finger could become trapped in the gaps between the mattress base and the sides and ends of the cot."

 

I think this might be the issue, have copied the above directly from the Choice review of the Chukles Cocoon Nest cot. I'm actually a bit confused by it since I would have assumed that a fitted mattress would prevent this.

 

Worth noting that this model is listed with Choice as discontinued, is it likely that the current model has been modified to correct this?

 

It is not Australian made so they may not have felt the need to change their design to make it compliant to Australian standards but it's true that if the mattress fits snuggly it would seem no more likely to trap fingers than any other cot.

 

It is a lovely looking cot.

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Spanglydangly

Yes I find it confusing too. I could’ve sworn the woman in store said they were made in Australia. We couldn’t figure out from looking at the cot where the entrapment issue would happen, but then I’m no cot expert! Their website says they meet all Australian Safety Standards so I don’t know how much weight to put on the Choice review.

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Spanglydangly

Sorry I don’t know how to quote and reply on my phone. It does say discontinued yes. Maybe I should ask the manufacturer. It’s strange though that there’s no otter mention on it online at all.

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Soontobegran

Yes I find it confusing too. I could’ve sworn the woman in store said they were made in Australia. We couldn’t figure out from looking at the cot where the entrapment issue would happen, but then I’m no cot expert! Their website says they meet all Australian Safety Standards so I don’t know how much weight to put on the Choice review.

 

I think designed in Australia but it does not mention they are made here though.

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EmmDasher

Are you sure you’re not getting the cot mixed up with that cocoon nest co-sleeper thing that kept causing suffocation?

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PuddingPlease

Sorry I don’t know how to quote and reply on my phone. It does say discontinued yes. Maybe I should ask the manufacturer. It’s strange though that there’s no otter mention on it online at all.

 

If you really like the cot I'd be inclined to call the manufacturer and ask them about it. One thing I have noticed about Choice reviews is that they can become out of date very quickly.

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gatheringpieces

Shoot they're exxy!

 

If the mattress is the right size for the cot though, I don't see where there would be an issue? And as pp said, that choice review may have been an older model

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WaitForMe

It says mattress base not mattress.

 

Must be a bit of a gap or something when in one of the configurations.

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WaitForMe

" Serious safety failure: A child's limb or finger could become trapped in the gaps between the mattress base and the sides and ends of the cot."

 

I think this might be the issue, have copied the above directly from the Choice review of the Chukles Cocoon Nest cot. I'm actually a bit confused by it since I would have assumed that a fitted mattress would prevent this.

 

Worth noting that this model is listed with Choice as discontinued, is it likely that the current model has been modified to correct this?

 

They had another that was recalled:

https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/chukles-global-cocoon-ritz-cot?source=recalls

 

Its a bit of a worry they keep making mistakes, however when it comes to things like cots I'd imagine ACCC go over them with a fine tooth comb.

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PuddingPlease

It says mattress base not mattress.

 

Must be a bit of a gap or something when in one of the configurations.

 

Yes it does but surely the mattress sits on top of the mattress base and covers it completely. Unless it isn't a well fitting mattress I don't see how a gap between the base and sides would be a problem because the mattress would be covering the gap.

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PuddingPlease

They had another that was recalled:

https://www.products...?source=recalls

 

Its a bit of a worry they keep making mistakes, however when it comes to things like cots I'd imagine ACCC go over them with a fine tooth comb.

 

In fairness my reading of that is that the cot was not actually recalled at all. It was being sold at a show using a mattress that was too high for the cot so the mattress was recalled and people were able to get a replacement. That's not really a design flaw.

 

 

 

COCOON RITZ COT (07/2014)

SOLD AT MELBOURNE PBC EXPO 7 & 8 FEBRUARY 2015

DEFECT: INCORRECT MATTRESS SIZE WAS PROVIDED

HAZARD: MAY CAUSE INFANTS TO FALL OUT OF COT

WHAT TO DO: PARENTS SHOULD STOP USING THE COT IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT CHUKLES GLOBAL FOR A REPLACEMENT MATTRESS.

Edited by PizzaPlease

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Spanglydangly

That’s what I though too re the base and mattress. But I can’t figure out how! Husband is adamant we buy it

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