Dream on Me Recalls Bassinets after Sides Collapse on Sleeping Infant
Dream on Me is recalling about 13,000 bassinets after a consumer complained that the sides of the bed had collapsed on an infant while the child was asleep.
The wire supports on the sides of the 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle can disconnect causing the fabric sides to lower, increasing the risk that the baby can fall out or suffocate.
The bassinet is sold in pink, blue, green, and white and has a metal frame support, fabric sides and a removable half-canopy on the top. The frame can also be adjusted with two rocking legs on each end of the bassinet. The recalled model numbers are 439-A, 439-B, 439-G, 439-P and 439-W, which can be found on a tag which is located under the mattress pad of the bassinet. This tag is a removable tag you see in the store but is removed prior to use.
The bassinet is sold online from May 2012 to October 2014 for about $60.
Parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the bassinet and contact Dream On Me for a free repair. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a crib that meets current safety standards or play yard. But don't use this Dream on Me play yard, which was recalled in December.
Dream on Me can be contacted at (877) 201-4317.
A National Institutes for Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study released in 2014 found that 55 percent of infants still sleep with unsafe bedding.
Despite decades-old recommendations that babies should sleep on a bare mattress, more than half of infants still sleep with soft and loose bedding, like thick blankets, quilts and pillows. This type of bedding increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and suffocation.
To prevent SIDS and other accidental deaths, babies should sleep on their back on a firm mattress that fits snuggly in a crib or bassinette that is located – if possible – in the same room as the parents. No bedding aside from a tight fitted sheet should be used, including bumpers, pillows, blankets and stuffed animals. Babies can wear a onesie, or for extra warmth, a sleep sack or special sleep blanket.