Note: Firm is out of business. Proper bassinet assembly instructions available in online video.

Bassinets Recalled by Burlington Basket Company Due to Fall Hazard; New Instructions and Warning Labels to be Provided to Consumers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Recall date: February 16, 2011
Recall number: 11-129
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Bassinets

Hazard:

If the cross-bracing rails are not fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet and suffer injuries.

Consumer Contact:

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 500,000

Description

This recall involves all Burlington Basket bassinets manufactured before June 2010. Affected models have folding legs attached to the basket with white plastic pins. Units with non-folding legs attached with metal pins are not included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries

CPSC and Burlington Basket Company have received 10 reports of incidents in which the recalled bassinets collapsed when the folding legs were not locked into place. Two infants received minor injuries as a result of these collapses, including a bruise to the head and a bruised shoulder.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinets and check the cross-bracing support rails to make sure they are in the locked position. To properly lock the support rails into place, the end tabs must be fully inserted into the holes on the leg assembly and twisted one quarter turn into the locked position, as shown in the photos below.  A video showing proper assembly of the bassinets and the cross-bracing support rails is available is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOfRP_H4r0g. This recall does not involve returning the bassinet.

Sold at

Walmart and other mass merchandisers, department stores and juvenile product stores nationwide and online by various Web retailers, including Amazon.com, from January 2003 through August 2010 for about $50.

Manufacturer(s)

Burlington Basket Company, of Burlington, Iowa

Manufactured in

United States

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