About 97,000 Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets are being recalled by Dorel Juvenile Group, of Columbus, IN because the bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed, allowing the bassinet to tip to one side and cause infants to roll to the side of the bassinet. This poses a suffocation hazard to infants.
Dorel has received 17 reports of incidents with the recalled Eddie Bauer bassinets involving infants primarily younger than three months old. Infants were reported to have had breathing difficulties after they rolled into the side of their bassinets in at least two of these incidents.
The recalled bassinets have a dark brown wooden headboard and footboard and a cotton bassinet that comes in a variety of colors and patterns. The “Eddie Bauer” brand name is printed on a metal plate on the bassinet’s footboard. They have a dial at the base of the footboard that locks and unlocks the rocking motion of the bassinet.
The following model numbers (located under the mattress, on top surface of mattress support board, or on the wash and care label) have been recalled:
10632, 10639, 10832, 10835, 10839 and BT021.
These bassinets were made in China and sold nationwide in the United States stores like Target, Toys R Us and Sears, as well as online at Ebay and other websites from December 2007 through January 2011 for about $150.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled Eddie Bauer bassinets immediately and to contact Dorel to obtain a free repair kit, which includes a spring and new instructions for assembly. You can reach Dorel toll-free at 877-416-0165 during business hours.