Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. recently announced a recall of the Kolcraft Tender Vibes and Light Vibes bassinets. CPSC and Kolcraft have received seven reports of latches that detached from the bassinet frame. One infant received a bruised cheek when the bassinet detached from the metal frame and landed sideways on the floor with the infant inside.
The latches that attach the bassinet base onto the metal frame can appear to be locked in place but still remain unlocked. This allows the bassinet to become detached from the metal frame, causing the bassinet to fall and the infant to be injured.
The Kolcraft baby bassinets were sold from July 2008 through May 2012. This recall includes Kolcraft Tender Vibes bassinets with model numbers KB021-ARC, KB022-VER, KB039-CMR1 and Light Vibes bassinet with model number KB043-BNT1. A label with the model/item number of the bassinet is located on one of the legs of the metal frame. The recalled bassinets were manufactured from July 2008 through May 2010. The words “Kolcraft Tender Vibes” or “Kolcraft Light Vibes” is located on the removable music box which is attached to the side of the bassinet.
Approximately 46,000 infant bassinets were sold at Walmart, Target, Babies R Us Stores and in mass market and independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online from July 2008 through May 2012 for between about $50 and $100.
According to the recall notice, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bassinets and contact the firm by phone or on-line to receive a repair kit and instructions for securing the latches to the metal frame. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a crib that meets current safety standards or play yard depending on the child’s age. For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (888) 624-1908 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.kolcraft.com
If your child has been has been injured by a bassinet or product, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.
Kolcraft models/items involved:
|KB021-ARC- Tender Vibes Travel Bassinet (lime green cover)|
|KB022-VER- Tender Vibes Travel Bassinet|
|KB039-CMR1- Tender Vibes Deluxe Rocking Bassinet (polka dot cover)|
|KB043-BNT1- Light Vibes Deluxe Rocking Bassinet|
To identify model/item # see label located on one of the metal legs
Repair kit includes 2 straps for latches