Courtesy of CPSC
Federal safety regulators are warning consumers to immediately stop using 5in1 Rocker Bassinets for infants due to the risk of suffocation, strangulation, and fall hazards.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that the bassinets do not meet the agency’s Infant Sleep Products Rule, and urged parents and other caregivers to immediately stop using them, disassemble them, and dispose of them.
The importer of the Chinese-made bassinets, Rev Grace Import Inc., of Pleasant Hill, Mo., “is not cooperating with the CPSC on the recall of this product and not offering a remedy to consumers,” the agency said.
In addition to not meeting safety requirements, the bassinets lack required markings, labeling, and instructions, the agency said. Tracking labels required for children’s products were also missing from the bassinets.
The 5in1 Rocker Bassinets were sold online at Walmart.com and other websites in green and gray color schemes, the agency said.
The CPSC reminded parents and caregivers that “the best place for an infant to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet, or play yard.”
“Use a fitted sheet only and never add blankets, pillows, padded crib bumpers, or other items to an infant’s sleeping environment,” the agency said. “Infants should always be placed to sleep on their back. Infants who fall asleep in an inclined or upright position should be moved to a safe sleep environment with a firm, flat surface such as a crib, bassinet, or play yard.”
TMX contributed to this article.