Burlington baby bassinet safety recall

On March 3, 2011 there has been a recall for Burlington Basket Bassinets.

This recall involves all Burlington Basket bassinets manufactured before June 2010. Affected models have folding legs attached to the basket with white plastic pins.

Bassinets with non-folding legs attached with metal pins are not included in this recall.

What is the danger?

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.

In the United States, Burlington Basket Company has received 10 reports of incidents in which the recalled bassinets 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.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these bassinets.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the 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 one quarter turn into the locked position.

Consumers should contact Burlington Basket Company for a free kit including labels and 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 on the Burlington Basket Company's website.

Please note that this recall does not involve returning the bassinet.

For more information, you may contact Burlington Basket Company at 1-800-553-2300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Burlington Basket Company's website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 166 of the affected bassinets were sold at specialty stores and juvenile product stores nationwide. These bassinets were sold from January 2005 to January 2006.

These bassinets were manufactured in United States. The manufacturer is Burlington Basket Company of Burlington, Iowa.