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Dymples Portacot 8286069 review

7.5kg weight. 22 x 23 x 78 cm packed dimensions hxwxd. Priced at $50.

CHOICE Expert Rating


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

• Two wheels with brakes

Bad points

• Serious safety failures: 1. The mattress does not neatly fit the base, creating gaps that could potentially trap the head and cause suffocation. 2. The mattress is not firm enough creating a possible suffocation risk if a child rolls onto its side or front. 3. If the cot collapses, it could trap a child's neck. 4. The base has significant gaps, making it uneven and not flat enough to be a safe sleeping surface.
• Minor safety failure: The mesh openings may trap a child's fingers.
• Very minor safety failure: There are pinching points at the corners where the top rails are joined that are a hazard to the person folding/unfolding the cot.

In response to our findings the retailer commissioned a second round of testing which confirmed that the cot fails to meet mandatory safety standards. Big W has now discontinued this product and issued a voluntary recall. For more details see:

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