The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 500,000 bassinets from Burlington Basket Company, of Burlington, Iowa.
If the cross-bracing rails are not fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall and suffer injuries.
CPSC and Burlington Basket Company have already received 10 reports of incidents. Two infants received minor injuries as a result of these collapses, including a bruise to the head and a bruised shoulder.
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. The bassinets were sold at Walmart and other mass merchandisers, department stores and kid product stores nationwide and online by several Web retailers, including Amazon.com, from January 2003 through August 2010 for about $50.
For additional information, contact Burlington Basket Company at (800) 553-2300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.burlingtonbasket.com