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Kolcraft bassinets recalled due faulty latch

A Kolcraft Tender Vibes Travel Bassinet in lime green is shown in this file image provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The item has been recalled due to a falling hazard. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

May 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bassinets made by Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. have been recalled due to a faulty lock that can lead to possible injury.

The company voluntarily recalled 46,000 units of Kolcraft Tender Vibes and Light Vibes bassinets. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the latches that attach the bassinet base to the metal frame can appear locked but still remain unlocked. This can cause the bassinet to become detached from the metal frame and fall, injuring the infant inside.

Kolcraft has received seven reports about the faulty latch leading to injuries, including an infant who got a bruised cheek after the bassinet detached from the frame and landed on the floor sideways.

The recall includes Kolcraft Tender Vibes bassinets with model numbers KB021-ARC, KB022-VER, KB039-CMR1 and Kolcraft Light Vibes bassinets with model number KB043-BNT1.

The recalled bassinets were manufactured from July 2008 through May 2010. The products were sold in mass market and specialty stores nationwide and online from July 2008 through May 2012 with prices ranging between $50 and $100.

Consumers who bought the recalled bassinets were advised to contact Kolcraft toll-free at (888) 624-1908 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET to request a repair kit and instructions for securing the latches to the metal frame. You can also get information on the company's website at www.kolcraft.com.

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