Eddie Baurer Wooden Bassinet Recall Issued After Infant Injuries
A recall has been issued for about 97,000 Eddie Bauer wooden infant bassinets, which appear to have a design defect in the bottom locking mechanism, which may cause infants to suffer serious and potentially life-threatening breathing problems.
The Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinet recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on October 23, after the manufacturer received at least 17 reports of the bottom locking mechanism failing, causing the bassinet to tilt.
The bassinets have a locking mechanism on the bottom that can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed. As a result of the defect, the CPSC has advised that consumers stop using this product immediately, because it may cause the infant to roll to one side and potentially suffocate.
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Of the 17 reports, at least 2 of the incidents involved infants who suffered breathing difficulties after they became trapped on one side of the bassinet, with no way to stabilize themselves.
The recalled bassinets were manufactured in China through Dorel Juvenile Group, of Columbus, Ind. and sold under the name Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets. They were sold at Target, Toys R Us, and Sears’s stores nationwide and online at EBay and other websites from December 2007 through January 2011 for about $150.
The bassinets have a dark brown wooden headboard and a cotton bassinet that comes in a variety of colors with a dial at the base of the footboard that locks and unlocks the rocking motion of the bassinet. The following model numbers are impacted: 10632, 10639, 10832, 10835, 10839, and BT021. These model numbers are located under the mattress on the top of the support board or on the wash care label.
In a similar recall issued earlier this year, Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Ill. recalled 46,000 baby cribs after reports of the latches of the bassinet that connect to the metal frame appear to be locked but are really not, causing the bassinet to fall from the frame. Of the seven incidents reported one infant received a bruised cheek when the bassinet detached from the metal frame and landed sideways on the floor with the infant inside.
Consumers with recalled models are to contact Dorel at (877) 416-0165 for a free repair kit which includes a new spring kit and instructions for assembly.
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