Kolcraft Voluntarily Recalls Certain Models of Tender Vibes & Light Vibes Bassinet

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Today Kolcraft announced a voluntary recall in cooperation with the CPSC. Although we have made many bassinets with the name “Tender Vibes” and “Light Vibes”, only 4 models are part of the recall. This recall involves Tender Vibes models KB021-ARC and KB022-VER, Tender Vibes Rocking Bassinet model KB039-CMR1, and Light Vibes bassinet KB043-BNT1. You can find your model number on your unit frame.

The locking clip can appear to be locked on these models, but remain unlocked. This could allow the bassinet to fall resulting in injury. If you have one of these models, please call 888-624-1908 to order a repair strap that will make sure the lock is fully locked.

The Kolcraft family remains committed to making the best products for your children and we apologize for any inconvenience this causes you.

58 Responses to “Kolcraft Voluntarily Recalls Certain Models of Tender Vibes & Light Vibes Bassinet”

  1. Elizabeth Davis May 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I have a KB026-CRP, unopened that I would like to double check to make sure this model is not part of the recall?
    Please confirm.
    Thank you.

  2. Michelle May 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Thank you for double checking. The KB026-CRP is not one of the recalled models. The 4 recalled models are listed in the post above. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  3. Justin May 11, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    How about KB031-FLF?

  4. Shelley May 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    I have a kolcraft bassinet and the model number is KB047-CHR1 , it has the same wheels and I don’t feel comfortable having my baby sleep in the bassinet now

  5. Michelle May 14, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Justin – No the KB031-FLF is not one of the recalled bassinets.
    Shelley – the KB047-CHR1 is not one of the recalled bassinets. It was a latching issue, not a wheel issue. If you still have questions, you can call CS at 800.453.7673
    Thank you

  6. Debi May 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    I have a Kolcraft Tender Vibes Deluxe Bassinett but the model number is 18177WK which doesn’t seem to fit with the other KB prefixes and would like to just double check if it’s part of the recall. Thank you.

  7. MichelleHalm May 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Debi – Thank you for double checking. No, the 18177WK is not part of the recall.

  8. Derek May 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    The only model number I could find on the frame is 02b312. Is this number considered a model number?


  9. Sara May 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    Hi! My mother purchased a used Kolcraft 18167-CH bassinet at a yard sale for me. I know that it is not part of the recalls listed above, but has there ever been a recall on this bassinet? I just wanted to make sure. Thank you!

  10. Michelle May 21, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Thank you for your question. That bassinet has not been recalled. You can find recall info here
    However, we do not suggest buying products at garage sales since warranty is not honored because we do not know of any misuse by previous owners.
    Please let us know if you have any questions.
    Thank you!

  11. Ruth Johnson May 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    I have a Kolcraft bassinet Model KB039- CMR1, Is this on recall.

    Please let me know if a replacement kit is need, thank you in advance.

  12. Michelle May 29, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    KB039- CMR1 is one of the recalled bassinets. Please call 800.453.7673 to receive your repair kit. Thank you.

  13. Liz Samperio June 29, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Is the KB042-VER part of the recall? I did not see it on the list but want to make sure. Thank you!

  14. Michelle June 29, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Thank you for your concern. Just the models mentioned above are part of this recall.
    Thank you,

  15. Rose November 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I just notice these.bassinet is recalled. had mine for a few month. But don’t need it now. What can I do.

  16. Michelle November 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Please call the CS # listed in the blog post. Have your model number & date of manufacture ready when you call & they can help you. Thank you

  17. Ruby Barrett December 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    reg # PA 27457 (CN) only # i find does it have a recall i am missing the wheels also

  18. Ruby Barrett December 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    I need a phone # to call for the replacement wheels

  19. Michelle December 3, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    All Kolcraft’s contact info is under the contact us tab. Here is the phone # 888-624-1908
    Thank you

  20. Amanda Wilson December 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    I was told I needed to check to see if the bassinet I have was on the recall list.
    The number is 18269-WJ

  21. Michelle December 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    The bassinet models in this recall are all mentioned in the blog post above. If you have concerns about your particular model, please call our customer service 888-624-1908.
    Thank you

  22. Barbara December 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm #


  23. Michelle December 17, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    You can find info on recalls on our site & the CPSC site. The link for our site is If you have further questions you can contact Customer Service here
    Thank you,

  24. jonibee December 21, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    I have a 3-2006 model #18285-FT is this on the recall list?

  25. Michelle December 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    As stated in a few other comments, you can find info on recalls on our site & the CPSC site. The link for our site is If you have further questions you can contact Customer Service here
    Thank you,

  26. Vee Dover April 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Please tell me if my daughter’s bassinet has been recalled we have a new baby on the way in 2 weeks and I need to know asap
    Kolcraft Easy Reach Ultra Light Vibes Rocking bassinet
    Model #18279

    • MichelleH April 10, 2013 at 11:23 am #

      The model numbers affected by this recall are all listed in the blog post & that number is not listed. If you have further questions, please contact CS at 800-453-7673. Thank you

  27. vern April 27, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    could you please tell me if my kolcraft bassinette is on the recall list Model# 18167-CH

  28. Noelle April 30, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    I was just gifted a used Kolcraft bassinet. Where do you find out which model it is? All I see on the frame is Kolcraft.

  29. Dorothy May 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I just got given a Kolcraft Tender Vibes Deluxe Bassinet. I cannot find a serial number on it. Where would the serial number be?

  30. Michelle May 20, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    Please call CS at 800.453.7673 & they can walk you through how to find it.
    Thank you,

  31. Krystal May 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Yes Where On The Frame Can I Find The Model Cuz. I Have A Kolcraft Light Vibes Bassinet

  32. Krystal May 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    My Bassinet Item # KB017-HTW But It Was Manufacture 23 May 08

  33. Michelle May 28, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    The affected model numbers are mentioned in this blog post for this recall. KB017 is not one of the ones mentioned. If you have further questions, please call 888-624-1908

  34. Alisha July 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    After pulling out my Tender Vibes Bassinet, I see that it has been recalled. Can someone please contact me about how to receive the repair kit ASAP. I called the 888 number referenced-above and the automated message is from March with no option or leave a message.

    Thank You.

  35. Michelle July 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    You can call CS at 800.453.7673. They are closed for the holiday & will be open on Monday.

  36. D'Arcy July 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    I have the Kolcroft ‘Contours Classique’ bassinet I purchased in December of 2012. I see it is not listed as a recalled product, but I will be passing this on to a friend and wanted to make sure there were no recalls before I did so.

  37. shelby sullivan July 7, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    I have a kolcraft light vibes model number18174-hv. I see this is not part of the recall, but I am missing a part. missing a part, any help here.

  38. Michelle July 8, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Please call 800.453.7673 to see if the part is still available. Thank you

  39. Michelle July 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    There have not been any recalls to date on the Contours Classique. Please be aware that warranties on products do not pass down to other users of the product. Thank you,

  40. Renee George August 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    KB-041 is that part of the recall tender moments bassinet

  41. Laura August 28, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    I just purchased a Tender Vibes Bassinet from a Consignment Store. It doesn’t have the exact Model Number listed above, but only one of the numbers is different, so I just want to make sure. The model number is: KB011-ARC. If you could let me know if it is part of the recall, I’d appreciate it! Thanks!

  42. Michelle August 28, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    That bassinet is not part of the recall. Please note that since it was bought from a Consignment Store, it isn’t under warranty. If you have any further questions, please call Customer Service at 800.453.7673

  43. Grammy J October 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I received a bassinet from a friend who used it for her 3 granddaughters. It was built in November 2001 with a model number of 18174-HV. I am certain it is not part of your recall but just want to make sure!! Nothing is more precious than our future grandchild!!!!

  44. BeBe Collins August 15, 2014 at 8:01 am #

    I DO have one of the Bassinets on Recall (Tender Vibes Deluxe Rocking Bassinet Polka Dot Cover). I did email the company, as I currently do not have a phone. Is this method as effective as calling? Or will my email get lost among the millions they get everyday?

    • Kelly
      Kelly February 24, 2015 at 9:41 am #

      Hello BeBe – Your email will be read and responded to by our Consumer Service team. If you have yet to hear from anyone or have any other questions please let us know. Thank you!

  45. David December 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Where is the model number located at on the bassinet

    • Kelly
      Kelly February 24, 2015 at 9:39 am #

      Hello David – If you are still having trouble finding the model number for your product please call our Consumer Service team at 800.453.7673. Thank you!

  46. Joanna February 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    I have an older Tender Vibes bassinet #18167-MA. Has this been recalled or had any problems? Thanks.

    • Kelly
      Kelly February 17, 2015 at 10:02 am #

      Hello Joanna – The model that you have has not been recalled. If there is anything else that we can help you with please let us know, or give us a call at 800.453.7673. Thank you!

  47. Christie February 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    I am so very sorry, I put the way wrong number from the other leg, I own KB011-ARC.

    • Kelly
      Kelly February 24, 2015 at 9:38 am #

      Hello Christie – There is no recall on this model. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact our Consumer Service team at 800.453.7673. Thank you!

  48. Kim August 7, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    I have a Kolcraft Bassinet 2001 model #76166-CD. Would it be possible for you to let me know if it had ever been recalled? I have it for my first grandchild,,please let me know,,the wooden bottom that the mattress sets on seems to be sloped in the centre is this safe? Thank you …

    • ColleenF August 10, 2015 at 11:54 am #

      Thank you for contacting us. Your Bassinet Model #76166-CD, has not been recalled, however we do not recommend you use the bassinet if the floorboard is warped, sloped, or bent. Unfortunately, we no longer carry replacement parts for this model as it has been discontinued and parts for this model are no longer being manufactured. You can review the bassinet we currently offer and where it available for purchase. Thank you.

    • Kim August 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

      ColleenF,,Thank-you very much for your response and info.greatful grandmother to be.

  49. Larry August 25, 2015 at 11:33 am #

    A bassinet was given to us with the model # KB041-ARC1. I was trying to locate the instructions on your website and could not locate any but KB021-ARC, which was recalled, appears to be very similar, which leads me to a couple questions. Is our bassinet KB041 safe? Can I get instructions for it? Or are the instructions for KB021 adequate. (We intend to donate the bassinet to a local charity and would like to have instructions to go with it.)


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