Bassinet Recalled Due to Suffocation Hazard
Written by Faith Anderson on October 26, 2012
Bassinet’s Defective Latch Poses Suffocation Risk
The Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets were manufactured in China through Dorel Juvenile Group, of Indiana, and were sold under the brand name Eddie Bauer at Toys R Us, Target and Sears stores across the United States and online at Ebay and other websites. The recalled bassinets were sold from December 2007 through January 2011 for roughly $150. According to the CPSC, the recalled 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 danger posed by the defective bassinets, the CPSC has advised that consumers immediately stop using this product, because it could cause a child to suffocate. Consumers expect the products they purchase for their children’s use to be safe, but when there are design defects in these products, the consequences can be devastating.
Models Affected by Eddie Bauer Bassinet Recall
The bassinets affected by the CPSC recall have a dark brown wooden headboard and a cotton bassinet that comes in a variety of colors. The bassinets also have a dial at the base of the footboard that locks and unlocks the rocking motion of the bassinet. The individual models recalled for a design defect include 10632, 10639, 10832, 10839 and BT021, and the numbers can be found on the wash care label or under the mattress on the top of the support board. In a similar recall issued earlier this year, 46,000 Kolcraft Enterprise baby cribs were recalled after reports of defective latches caused the bassinet to fall from the frame. Of the seven incidents reported, one infant suffered a bruised cheek when the bassinet detached and landed sideways on the floor with the infant inside.