Urgent recall of co-sleeping bassinet with unsafe sleep hazard

A recall notice has been issued for a co-sleeping bassinet with a defect posing a significant safety risk to infants.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the mattress base of the Childcare Snuggle Time Bedside Sleeper mattress, the co-sleeper function side of the product, may lean very slightly left to right, towards the drop down side.

What is the hazard?

"The incline may cause the infant to roll if the unit is not set up correctly, placed on an unlevel surface or have a manufactured variation of 1.5 degrees," the ACCC notes. "Health recommendations are for infants to sleep on their backs."

Urgent recall of co-sleeping bassinet.
Urgent recall of co-sleeping bassinet. Photo: ACCC

Not all units are affected and no injuries have been reported as a result of the defect.

How do I identify if mine is affected?

Bassinets bear the following details:

Model number: 036310-356 Design:

Storm Cloud Barcode number: 9314824024786

They were sold exclusively through Baby Bunting from May 2017- September 2018

Consumers are advised to test their product by following the steps below:

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  1. Ensure the Bedside Sleeper is on an even and level floor
  2. Remove the mattress from the bedside sleeper
  3. Remove the base board and mattress from the mattress cover
  4. Place the base board back to the position inside the sleeper where the mattress would usually lie
  5. Place a round object (e.g. a pen, a small ball) in the middle of the base board and observe whether it rolls freely to one side. Alternatively, use a spirit level if you have one.

You can watch a video demonstration of this on the CNP website here.

"We recognise, and take very seriously reports from our customers that the slight inclination of the Childcare Snuggle Time Bedside Sleeper may aid infants to roll," distributor, CNP Brands said in a statement. "We understand that the optimum sleeping position for infants is on a firm, flat and level mattress and we recognise that a flat mattress will promote an improved night's sleep, and better allow an infant to remain on its back, in line with infant health recommendations.

"To ensure that infants continue to enjoy a good and safe night's sleep in the Childcare Snuggle Time. Bedside Sleeper CNP Brands has manufactured a mattress cover which can be placed over the existing mattress of the product to ensure that any impacted units lay flat as intended."

What do I do if mine is affected?

If you believe your unit is not level, contact your distributor to receive a replacement cover.

How do I contact the distributor?

Please phone 1800 656 743 Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:30pm or email at: admin@cnpbrands.com.au

For more information on safe sleeping visit Red Nose