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  • Baby Gear Companies Recall Inclined Sleepers And Rockers Due To Suffocation Risk

    Anyone still using infant inclined sleepers should stop using them immediately.
    by Rachel Perez .
  • More than 165,000 inclined infant sleepers and rockers from four different baby gear companies are being recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). All products pose a suffocation risk to babies.

    The product recall involves:

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    No injuries or fatalities have been reported with the use of the inclined sleepers and rockers listed above. The manufacturers are conducting a voluntary recall as a precaution since infant deaths have been reported with other manufacturers’ inclined baby sleep products.

    Research has shown that infant inclined sleep products, which are designed to put babies to bed at an incline between 10 and 30 degrees, are not totally safe for babies. They can roll from their back to their stomach or side and risk airway compression, suffocation, and death.

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    Consumers who purchased such products should stop using it immediately. Below are the model numbers of the products included in the recall.

    Graco’s Little Lounger Rocking Seat, both a rocking seat and a vibrating lounger, was sold between 2013 to 2018. Models affected are:

    • 1872034
    • 1875063
    • 1875102
    • 1877160
    • 1882081
    • 1896313
    • 1908957
    • 1914283
    • 1922809
    • 2047734

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    Evenflo’s Pillo Portable Napper, Model No. 12132125

    Summer Infant’ SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper, Model #91394. The product was sold between March 2017 through December 2019.

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    Delta’s Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns to Prevent Risk of Suffocation includes the following models:

    • 27404-2255
    • 27404-437
    • 27404-758
    • 27404-942

    Anyone still using infant inclined sleepers or baby rockers and bouncers should also stop using them immediately. According to the CSPC's October 2019 report, infant inclined sleepers have been linked to more than 1,108 incidents, including serious injuries and at least 73 infant fatalities from January 2006 through June 2019.

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    The four companies bring the total number of baby gear manufacturers that recalled infant inclined sleeper and baby rockers to eight.

    In April 2019, Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million of its Rock ‘N Play Sleeper after it was involved in 32 sleep-related infant deaths. Children’s product company Kids II also voluntarily recalled nearly 700,000 units of all models of its rocking and soothing sleepers after recording “five infant fatalities” related to the use of its products.

    Fisher-Price issued another voluntary recall of 71,000 inclined sleeper crib accessories in July 2019. In the same month, Dorel Juvenile Group USA, makers of Disney Baby Doze and Dream Bassinet and the Eddie Bauer Slumber and Soothe Rock Bassinet recalled about 24,000 units also as a precaution.

    CPSC also urged more baby gear manufacturers to recall such products, including in-bed sleepers with soft bedding. Consumer Reports cited at least 12 infant deaths related to the use of in-bed sleepers between 2012 and 2018.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reiterates that all infants should be placed to sleep on their backs on a firm mattress. The sleeping space (preferably a crib) must also be kept bare — no pillows, blankets, stuffed toys, bumper cribs, and any other soft items. It 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. 

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