The FDA has announced the recall of a pediatric hospital bed (bassinet) so that corrections can be made to the wheels (casters), door hinges, and drawer slides on the cart’s frame.
It has been determined that the bassinet’s doors and/or drawers may inadvertently open while the bassinet is in motion, causing the bassinet to be difficult to maneuver due to its swivel caster configuration. If this should occur, there is the potential for injury to the patient, including death and other serious health consequences.
The affected bassinet is the Nemschoff Chairs Perinatal Pediatric Hospital Bed, Models BSNT/01 and BSNT/02, that were manufactured between 11/2003 and 02/2008. Also included are Models BSNT/03 and BSNT/04, manufactured between 11/21/2003 to present.
Nemschoff previously sent an “Important Medical Correction” letter and email on October, 14, 2011 to its customers, describing the product, problem, and action to be taken.