July 31, 2001Fisher-Price Recalls Portable
Aurora, NY (SafetyAlerts) -
Fisher-Price is recalling about 569,000 portable bassinets. Children and adults can be
injured when their fingers are pinched or cut between parts of the folding mechanism.
Fisher-Price has received 24 reports of fingers getting caught or pinched in the bassinet
frame, including 10 children with cut fingertips, one infection and one broken finger.
The recalled portable bassinet converts to an infant seat, with a vibrating unit and is
supported by a white metal folding frame that makes it portable. The bassinet is covered
in a blue and white print fabric with stars, swirls and hearts. Fisher-Price is molded
into the white plastic sides of the vibrating unit. The portable bassinet was sold under
the names Sit & Soothe Portable Bassinet, Soothing Sounds Bassinet and Soothing Sounds
Portable Bassinet. "Fisher-Price" and model number 79338, 79334 or 79336 appear
on the upper left hand corner of a white nylon label located on the underside of the foot
of the bassinet. Only bassinets manufactured before April 2000 are included in this
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores nationwide sold these portable bassinets from
November 1997 through March 2001 for about $50.
Consumers should stop using these portable bassinets immediately and contact Fisher -Price
at (800) 285-0324 anytime to order a free repair kit. The repair kit will prevent the
frame from folding.
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