The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a recall of over 165,000 incline infant sleepers. News releases stated that infant injuries and fatalities were reported with similar sleep products from other companies after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, or under other circumstances.
These sleepers were sold at stores like Walmart and Target, as well as websites like Amazon. The CPSC is urging consumers to avoid purchasing these products, and those who have should stop using them immediately. The following are the recalled sleepers:
- Delta Inclined Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns
- Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper Inclined Sleepers
- Graco Little Lounger Rocking Seats
- Summer Infant’s SwaddleMe By Your Bed
More Recalls from 2019
These recent recalls are based on earlier ones from last April, after a Consumer Reports investigation revealed 1,000 injuries and 73 infant deaths were linked to these sleepers and accessories. In 2019, the following were recalled:
- Dorel Disney and Eddie Bauer rocking inclined sleepers
- Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Sleepers
- Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards inclined sleeper accessories
- Kids II inclined sleepers
Last October, the CPSC warned consumers not to purchase or use any infant inclined sleep products and proposed a ban from selling them on the market.
Why Inclined Sleepers are Dangerous
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies only sleep on their backs on firm, flat surfaces that do not include other soft bedding or bumpers. Infant inclined sleep products place babies at inclines that are from 10 to 30 degrees. A CPSC study that tested inclined sleepers determined that none were safe for infant sleep, since inclines may increase risks for airway compression, suffocation, and fatalities. The CPSC recommended that sleepers should never have more than a 10-degree back angle; they proposed that the sale of these sleepers be prohibited.
There is legislation under consideration that would ban the manufacture and sale of unsafe infant sleep products, including inclined sleepers and crib bumpers. The Safe Sleep for Babies Act has passed in the House and is now in the Senate. The Safety Hazard and Recall Efficiency (SHARE) Information Act would also help alert parents and caregivers about hazardous products more quickly.
Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Represent Victims Harmed by Unsafe Products
Safety should be a priority for companies that manufacture infant products, but this is not always the case. If you were harmed by a dangerous or defective product, contact the Philadelphia products liability lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC for guidance. Located in Philadelphia, Abington, and Media, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and Haddonfield, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas. Complete our online form or call us at 215-569-8488 for a free consultation today.