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Recall of the Week: Burlington Basket Company bassinets due to fall hazard

About 500,000 Burlington Basket Company bassinets are being recalled.

11129a If the cross-bracing rails aren’t fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet and suffer injuries.

The company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have received 10 reports of the bassinets collapsing when the folding legs weren’t locked into place. Two infants received minor injuries as a result of the collapses, including a bruise to the head and a bruised shoulder.

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

Units with non-folding legs attached with metal pins aren’t included in the recall.

Manufactured in the United States, the bassinets were sold at Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers, department stores, and juvenile product stores nationwide and online by various Web retailers, including, from January 2003 through August 2010 for about $50.

11129c Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinets and check the cross-bracing support rails to make sure they are in the locked position, the commission advises. 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, as shown in the photos above and below.

11129d Consumers should contact Burlington Basket Company 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

Under the recall, bassinettes are to be repaired, not returned.

For additional information, contact Burlington Basket Company at 800-553-2300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

For details on other recalls, see

Copyright 2011, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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This is a good action what they did here for the recall. We don't want to risk the safety of the babies with these.


Yes. And the new crib rules in the U.S. are important, too.


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