Oct. 23, 2012—Dorel Juvenile Group recalled Eddie Bauer’s rocking wood bassinet. The bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock properly if a spring isn’t installed, which would allow the bassinet to tip to one side and cause infants to roll to the side of the bassinet. This poses a suffocation hazard to infants.
The recalled product has a 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. The affected model numbers are 10632, 10639, 10832, 10835, 10839 and BT021. The model number is printed on a label that’s located under the mattress, on the top surface of the mattress support board or on the wash and care label.
The recalled bassinet was sold at Sears, Target and Toys R Us stores nationwide and at ebay.com and other websites from December 2007 through January 2011. Dorel received 17 reports of incidents that involved infants primarily younger than 3 months. In two of the incidents, infants were reported to have had breathing difficulties after they rolled into the side of their bassinets. Consumers should stop using the bassinet and should contact Dorel to obtain a free repair kit.
For more information, call Dorel at 877/416-0165 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET or go to djgusa.com.