As a parent, safety is and always has been my top priority. Before having each of my five kids, I pored over books and websites from pediatricians and scientists to get the best and latest information on parenting and keeping my child safe and healthy. I always worried that I was missing something, since there was constantly so much information pouring out from multiple sources, which is one of the reasons I wanted to start CloudMom and to include recalls among our posts.
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It’s particularly scary to hear that they have recently recalled the Dream on Me 2-in-1 bassinet since many of my friends who are also mothers swear by their bassinet during their child’s early years. If you or your friends use bassinets at home, you might be panicking and wondering ‘is my baby bassinet safe??’ Well, here are all the details you need to know!
Baby Bassinet Recall
The recall concerns 13,000 units of the Dream on Me 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle, sold in pink, blue, green, or white. Each bassinet comes with a supportive metal frame and fabric sides with a removable half-canopy on top. The bassinets are designed with the option to detach from the frame and to be used as a “by the bed” sleeper product. They have been sold at $60 on Amazon.com, Walmart.com, ToysRUs.com, Wayfair.com, and Kohls.com from May 2012 to October 2014.
Although no injuries have been reported yet, these bassinets have been recalled due to one incident involving the wire frame support bracket failing and the bassinet collapsing while the child was sleeping inside. This poses a potential problem with falling and suffocation. Scary stuff!!
Baby Bassinet Safety
If you think you might have a recalled bassinet at home, immediately check the tag located under the mattress pad. The recalled model numbers are 439-A, 439-B, 439-G, 439-P and 439-W. To prevent possible injuries to your child, stop using the recalled bassinet right away and contact Dream on Me for a free repair. In the mean time, find a safe alternate sleeping environment for your baby, either a crib or a play yard that meets current safety standards and is age-appropriate for him or her.