WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Safety officials are recalling about 46,000 Kolcraft bassinets.
Officials say the latches that attach the bassinet base onto the metal frame can appear to be locked in place, when they're still unlocked. This allows the bassinet to become detached from the metal frame, causing the bassinet to fall and the infant to be injured.
The recall involves Kolcraft Tender Vibes & Light Vibes bassinets sold in stores nationwide and online between July 2008 and May 2012.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kolcraft have received seven reports of the latches detaching from the bassinet frame. Of those reports, one infant suffered a bruised cheek after the bassinet fell to the floor with the child inside.
If you have a recalled bassinet, stop using it immediately. Then contact Kolcraft by phone (1-888-624-1908) or online for a free repair kit and instructions for securing the latches to the metal frame. In the meantime, parents should 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.
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