Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Dorel Juvenile Group has recalled about 71,000 Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards due to suffocation hazard.
According to reports, the play yard’s rocking bassinet attachment can tilt even when secured by straps in the non-rocking mode, or can stay tilted without returning to a level sleeping surface while in the rocking mode, causing an infant to roll to the corner or side of the bassinet.
The infant can then become wedged in the corner or pressed against the side or bottom of the bassinet, posing a risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation.
There have been 10 reports of infants rolling to one side due to the product defect. No injuries have been reported.
Models included in the recall include #05046 (all models) and #05044 (units sold after December 1, 2008). Model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on a sticker on one of the support legs underneath the play yard. Manufacture dates are printed in the YY/MM/DD format.
The product was sold at Target, Sears and Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide, as well as internet retailers from January 2008 through May 2009 for about $150.
Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinet attachment and contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (888) 233-4903 or by visiting their website at www.djgusa.com for a $40 voucher toward the purchase of a new Dorel product.