A massive voluntary recall by Burlington Basket Company of baby bassinets was announced Thursday after findings that the bassinets could collapse when the folding legs are not properly locked in place.
The report explains that if the cross-bracing rails are not completely locked into position, “the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet and suffer injuries.”
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says they have received 10 incident reports and say two infants received minor injuries as a result of these collapses.
About half-million units are on the recall list that were sold from January 2003 through August 2010 for about $50.
The recall does not involve returning the bassinet, but rather provides owners with a free kit giving instructions for proper assembly.