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Consumer Recalls: Bassinets, Portable Heaters + More
Posted By Tara Kuczykowski On February 16, 2011 @ 8:30 pm In news and notes | No Comments
There have been several consumer recalls over the past couple of days that may affect Deal Seeking Mom readers. Please refer to the links included in each section for more details about the specific recalls:
Burlington Basket Company of Burlington, Iowa has announced a voluntary recall of basket bassinets because if the cross-bracing rails are not fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet and suffer injuries. The recall involves all Burlington Basket Bassinets manufactured before June 2010. Affected models have folding legs attached to the basket with white plastic pins. The recalled bassinets were sold at Walmart and other mass merchandisers, department stores and juvenile stores nationwide and online by various retailers, including Amazon.com from January 2003 through August 2010 for approximately $50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinets and check the cross-bracing support rails to make sure they are in the locked position. To properly lock the support rails into place, the end tabs must be fully inserted into the holes on the leg assembly and twisted one quarter turn into the locked position, as shown in the photos here. Consumers should contact Burlington Basket Company for a free kit with detailed instructions on proper assembly of the cross-bracing support rails and decals with assembly instructions to place on the bassinet. A video showing proper assembly of the bassinets is available here . For additional information, contact Burlington Basket Company at 800-553-2300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.
A voluntary recall has been issued by Atico International USA, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on about 92,000 TrueLiving Heater Fans and Portable Quartz Radiant Heaters because the heaters have caught fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers. For a complete description, including model numbers and pictures, go here. The affected heaters were sold at Dollar General Stores from September 2010 to December 2010. The heater fans sold for about $15 and the quartz radiant heater sold for about $42.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any Dollar General Store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at 866-448-7856 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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