On June 2nd the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency that works to reduce the risk to the public of injuries and deaths from consumer products, voted to stop the sale of infant sleep products that do not adhere to the current recommendations for safe sleep. The ban goes into effect in one year and includes all inclined infant sleepers which position babies at an angle of greater than 10 degrees, in-bed sleepers and baby boxes, sleep hammocks, and small bassinets without a stand.
In 2019, Fisher-Price had voluntarily recalled the Rock ‘N Play reclined infant sleeper citing the fact that over 30 infant deaths had occurred during use of the product. With the current ban, the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother and 2-in-1 Soothe n’Play were recalled by the company as well. In bed sleepers, baby boxes, soft-sided travel beds, and bassinets with no stand have also been linked to fatalities and are included in the list of products not permitted to be sold as infant sleep areas.
The ruling makes clear that only federally regulated, safe infant sleep products (cribs, bassinets/cradles, play yards, and bedside sleepers) will be allowed for sale on store shelves and online. “Today’s vote ensures that when a product is intended or marketed for sleep it will indeed be safe for an infant to sleep,” said Bob Adler, acting CPSC chairman.
Recall: Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers after four infant deaths. Infants who are placed unrestrained in the product and later found on their stomachs are at risk of suffocation. Stop using and get a refund. CONTACT: www.service.mattel.com or 855-853-6224. Full recall notice: https://bit.ly/3ce4FdC
Recall: Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders. Infants who are placed unrestrained in the product and later found on their stomachs are at risk of suffocation. Stop using and get a refund. CONTACT: www.service.mattel.com or 855-853-6224. Full recall notice: https://bit.ly/3ce4FdC