October 23, 2012: Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets Recall
Nearly 100,000 wood bassinets recalled due to a potential suffocation hazard.
What’s the Deal?
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Dorel Juvenile Group, of Columbus, Indiana, have recalled about 97,000 Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets. The bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed, allowing the bassinet to tip to one side, which can cause infants to roll to the side of the bassinet and potentially suffocate.
Dorel has received 17 reports of incidents with the recalled bassinets involving infants primarily younger than three months old. In two of the incidents, infants were reported to have had breathing difficulties after they rolled into the side of their bassinets.
Do You Own It?
This recall involves Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets. The bassinets have a dark brown wooden headboard and footboard and a cotton bassinet that comes in a variety of colors and patterns. “Eddie Bauer” is printed on a metal plate on the bassinet’s footboard. These bassinets have a dial at the base of the footboard that locks and unlocks the rocking motion of the bassinet. Recalled bassinets have the following model numbers: 10632, 10639, 10832, 10835, 10839 and BT021. The model number is located under the mattress, on the top surface of the mattress support board or on the wash and care label.
The bassinets, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Target, Toys R Us and Sears stores nationwide and online at Ebay and other websites from December 2007 through January 2011 for about $150.
What Should You Do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bassinets and contact Dorel to obtain a free repair kit, which includes a spring and new instructions for assembly.
For additional information, contact Dorel toll-free at (877) 416-0165, 8 AM to 5 PM ET, Monday through Friday, or visit www.djgusa.com and click on Safety Notices for more information
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