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  • Inclined Sleeper Accessories Recalled Due to Sleep Safety Risks

    There have been no reported injuries or fatalities involving the product, but experts advised parents and caregivers to stop using them immediately.
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Fisher-Price baby gear company, together with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued yet another product recall, this time for 71,000 inclined sleeper accessories. The company voluntarily recalled the product on June 27, 2019 due to safety concerns raised about inclined sleep products.

    The inclined sleeper accessory comes with the Fisher-Price’s Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play yard. It attaches to the top of a playpen, allowing babies to sleep on an incline. Infants could roll over onto their tummies, putting them at risk for injury and even death. There have been no reported injuries or fatalities involving the product.

    The recall affects all models, specifically model numbers CBV60, CHP86, CHR06, CJK24, and DJD11. You can locate your purchase’s model on the fabric label inside the play yard and on the fabric label on the back of the inclined sleeper pad.

    Parents and caregivers are advised to stop using the sleep accessory immediately. The play yard, however, as well as the other accessories that came with it, such as the changing station clutch and the carry bag are all still safe to use.

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    In April 2019, Fisher-Price recalled over four million Rock ‘N Play Sleepers, which allow babies to sleep at an approximately 10- to 30-degree angle. The product has been linked to 32 sleep-related infant deaths in the U.S. between 2011 and 2018, with the most common cause of death being asphyxia, or the inability to breathe due to the babies’ position.

    “Infant fatalities have been reported while using other inclined sleep products after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances,” according to a bulletin from the (CPSC).

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also does not recommend car seats, strollers, or other devices for baby’s prolonged or nighttime sleep due to the same safety risks posed by inclined sleeping products. Infants “could roll over or turn into an unsafe position and be incapable of moving,” which can lead to accidental suffocation or strangulation.

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    When it comes to safe baby sleep, the AAP stressed that infants should always be placed to sleep alone, on their backs, unrestrained, on a firm mattress on a flat surface and free of pillows, bumpers, blankets, stuffed toys, and other soft bedding. Read more about safe sleep here.

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