If your baby rocks to sleep in a bassinet, you'll want to be sure it's not in one from WalMart that is being recalled for fall risks. Burlington Basket Company Bassinets are recalling 500,000 because they could collapse and cause injuries to infants, if the carrier is not properly locked into position, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Already, 10 injuries have been reported in connection to the faulty bassinets, two of which resulted in minor injuries, according to news reports .
"The bassinets were sold at WalMart and other mass merchandisers, department and juvenile products stores between January 2003 through August 2010 for about $50 each," according to news reports. "Only Burlington bassinets with folding legs are included in this recall."
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge parents to stop using the bassinets unless they are sure the cross-bracing rails are fully locked. The bassinets do not need to be returned, instead the company plans to add new warning labels and instructions to ensure the bassinets are properly assembled. Properly assembling the bassinet is the only way to ensure it will hold up under a baby's weight and not fall.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .