Nearly 97,000 cribs recalled due to suffocation hazard
POSTED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 3:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The federal government announced the Dorel Juvenile Group is voluntarily recalling one of their cribs that could possibly suffocate infants.
The company is recalling about 97,000 Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock if a spring is not installed, allowing the crib to tip to one side and cause infants to roll to the side, posing a suffocation hazard to the child.
So far, 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 cribs.
The bassinets are described as having 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.
This Chinese manufactured item was sold at Target, Toys R Us and Sears stores nationwide and online at Ebay, among other websites from December 2007 through January 2011 for about $150.
The public is urged to immediately stop using the recalled bassinets and contact Dorel to obtain a free repair kit, which includes a spring and new instructions for assembly. Dorel can be reach toll-free at (877) 416-0165, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at www.djgusa.com. Click on "Safety Notices" for more information.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.