Bassinets Recalled by Burlington Basket Company for Fall Hazard

A large product recall of about 500,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Bassinets has been implemented by the Burlington Basket Company of Burlington, Iowa, due to fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Burlington Basket Company Bassinets immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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.

CPSC and Burlington Basket Company have received 10 reports of incidents in which the Defective Product 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.

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 nonfolding legs attached with metal pins are not included in this Product Recall.

The recalled Burlington Basket Bassinets, which were manufactured in the United States, were 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.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the Burlington Basket 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 with a one-quarter turn into the locked position.

Burlington Basket Company should be contacted for a free kit with detailed instructions on proper assembly of the cross-bracing support rails and decals with assembly instructions to place on the bassinet. A video showing proper assembly of the bassinets is available is available at http://burlingtonbasket.org/BASSINETRECALL.aspx.

This recall does not involve returning the Bassinet.

Burlington Basket Company can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.553.2300 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.burlingtonbasket.com.

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