Baby Bassinets Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
Posted by Marianne Frederick
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Kolcraft Enterprises of Chicago, has issued a recall of 46,000 Kolcraft Tender Vibes and Light Vibes Baby Bassinets due to a faulty latch system creating a serious fall hazard.
The CPSC is aware of seven reports of injuries due to the faulty latch that is supposed to attach the bassinet base onto the metal frame. The latch can appear to be locked in place while it still remains unlocked; thus the bassinet can become detached from the frame and the entire bassinet can fall to the floor causing injury to the child in the bassinet.
The bassinet models involved in this recall are: Kolcraft Tender Vibes bassinets model numbers KB021-ARC, KB022-VER, KB039-CMR1 and Light Vibes bassinets model number KB043-BNT1. Consumers will find the model numbers on a label on a leg of the metal frame. "Kolcraft Tender Vibes" or "Kolcraft Light Vibes" also can be found on the removable music box attached to the side of the bassinet.
The bassinets were manufactured from July 2008 through May 2010 and sold from July 2008 through May 2012 for from $50 to $100 by mass market and independent juvenile specialty stores throughout the US and online.
Consumers should stop using these bassinets immediately and contact Kolcraft Enterprises for a free repair kit with instructions on how to secure the latch to the metal frame. In the interim, parents should make an alternative safe sleeping arrangement for their child. For additional information on this recall, consumers may contact Kolcraft on their toll-free number 1(888) 624-1908 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website atwww.kolcraft.com.
To view photos of the recalled bassinets, please visit the CPSC website at:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12173.html.