Kolcraft Recalls 46,000 Bassinets After Fall Hazard Discovered

Posted on May 11, 2012

A potential fall hazard that could affect infants has led to the recall of a children’s product.

The recall was announced by the Chicago-based importer and distributor Kolcraft Enterprises.  It pertains to two products: the Kolcraft Tender Vibes and Light Vibes bassinets.  The Tender Vibes bassinets have model numbers KB021-ARC, KB022-VER,  and KB039-CMR1.  KB043-BNT1 is the only model number of Light Vibes bassinet affected by the recall. Produced in China between July 2008 and May 2010, around 46,000 units are affected by this recall.

These items have latches that keep the bassinet portion of the product secured to a metal frame.  At issue is the fact that these latches can look like they have been locked in place when in reality they are not.  Without the bassinet tightly secured, it can fall, taking the infant inside with it.  Kolcraft has been made aware of seven such reports of detachment, including one incident where an infant suffered a bruised cheek after the bassinet fell.

The bassinets sold from $50 to $100 between July 2008 and this month.  They were available at a number of children’s specialty stores across the country during that time.  Parents and guardians are being advised to find an alternative sleeping environment for their children and to contact Kolcraft to obtain a repair kit along with instructions on using said kit.

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