Eddie Bauer bassinets sold at retailers across the country have been recalled because of a suffocation hazard.
The bottom locking mechanism on the Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed. It can allow the bassinet to tip to one side and cause infants to roll to the side of the bassinet, posing a suffocation hazard to infants.
The manufacturer, Dorel Juvenile Group, said it has received 17 reports of incidents involving infants primarily younger than 3 months old. In two incidents, infants were reported to have had breathing difficulties after they rolled into the side of their bassinets.
About 97,000 bassinets were sold at Target, Toys R Us and Sears stores as well as online at eBay and other websites between December 2007 and January 2011.
The bassinets, which were manufactured in China, 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. The bassinets have a dial at the base of the footboard that locks and unlocks the rocking motion of the bassinet.
The 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.
People with the affected bassinets should immediately stop using them and contact Dorel for a free repair kit that includes a spring and new instructions for assembly.
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