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Kiddy Cots Link 100/8 Panel Wooden Playpen review

Priced at $149.

CHOICE Expert Rating

60%

What is the CHOICE Expert Rating

CHOICE Expert rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Good points

• Passes key safety requirements.
• Initial use of a tool to screw the joints to the sections, but reasonably simple to join and rejoin the sections together.
• Can be reconfigured into other rectangular or square sizes.

Bad points

• Minor issues: 1. Minor head entrapment risk. 2. Too easy for a child to lift. Very minor issue: Corner joints that protrude on the inside of the playpen may cause injury when a part of the child's body (such as the head) comes into sudden or speedy contact.
• There's up to 32 joint pieces to screw to the panels initially.
• Feels heavy and large.
Recommended View more details.

Products we've recommended have passed all our safety and durability tests. We sometimes find that no products pass all our safety tests, so that we can't recommend any, but usually find some models with only minor failures that are still worth considering.

No
Performance score View more details.

Whether the playpen passes our safety requirements. We look at footholds, head/limb entrapment, security and more.

60%
CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

Overall score consists of 70% performance score (including safety tests) and 30% ease of use score.

60%
Ease of use score View more details.

How easy the playpens are to set up and pack up, and how easy it is for a carer to access a child in the playpen.

60%
Passed key safety requirements View more details.

Models that pass key safety requirements have no serious issues. Ones that score around 60-65% for performance may have minor hazards such as a door that doesn't self-close or edges/projections that could injure if a child runs into them. Serious failures include detachable small parts, snagging/strangulation hazards, clmbing footholds or failure of the limb or head entrapment requirements of both Australian cot and European playpen standards.

Yes
Availability
Tested model
Price View more details.

This is a typical retail price, but you may find it cheaper by shopping around.

$149
Origin View more details.

Claimed country of origin.

Australia
Shape View more details.

The main shape of the playpen. Some can be configured into different shapes. We generally test with the largest shape.

4-sided
Material
Wood
Height (cm)
62
Width (cm)
213
Length (cm)
213
Dimensions when set up (H X W x D, cm) View more details.

Our measured dimensions, which can vary if the playpen has multiple configurations.

62 x 213 x 213
Weight including accessories (kg) View more details.

Overall weight of the playpen. Individual panel specifications may vary.

12.2
Contact
kiddycots.com.au
Mattress View more details.

A padded base adds comfort and may be an optional extra.

No
Gate View more details.

A gate is handy to avoid bending over to take your child out. Unsafe playpens don't have sufficiently childproof gates.

No

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