Wednesday May 13, 2009 Dorel Juvenile Group announced a recall of about 71,000 Eddie Bauer brand Soothe & Sway play yards in the United States and 5,600 in Canada in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The rocking bassinet attachment can tilt 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.
Models included in the recall are 05046 (all units) and 05044 (only those units manufactured before December 1, 2008). The model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on a sticker on one of the support legs underneath the play yard. The play yards were sold at Target, Sears, and Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and through online retailers from January 2008 through May 2009 for about $150.
Immediately stop using the bassinet attachment of the play yard, which can then be used safely, and contact Dorel Juvenile Group for a $40 voucher toward the purchase of a new Dorel product. For additional information, call Dorel Juvenile Group at (888) 233-4903 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday though Friday or go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09219.html for more info.