The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled more than 165,000 inclined infant sleepers and rocking seats because they put infants at risk of suffocation.
No injuries or fatalities due to the recalled products have been reported, according to the USCPSC, but similar products were previously recalled following reports of infants rolling from their backs to their stomachs or sides. Consumers should stop using the products immediately, the USCPSC says.
“Last fall, CPSC cautioned consumers not to use inclined sleep products. The agency is actively engaged with manufacturers and retailers to get inclined sleep products out of the marketplace,” said USCPSC press secretary Patty Davis in a statement. “We have announced recalls of millions of inclined sleepers and urge consumers to take advantage of the remedies being offered. CPSC is also pursuing mandatory rulemaking for this product.”
Babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep, according to the USCPSC, which says a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard is the best place for a baby to sleep. Parents and caregivers should never add blankets, pillows or other items to a baby’s sleeping environment, according to the agency.
Recalled products include:
The free-standing SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper by Summer Infant with the model number 91394 (which can be found on the cross bar tube of the frame between two upright tubes). USCPSC estimates about 46,300 products are affected by the recall. Consumers can receive a cash refund or voucher from Summer via its website or at 800-426-8627.
The Pillo Portable Napper by Evenflo with the model number 12132125 (located on the leg of the product). The recall affects about 3,100 of the products. Consumers can receive a cash refund or voucher from Evenflo online or at 800-233-5921.
The Little Lounger Rocking Seat by Graco, a two-in-one rocking seat and vibrating lounger, with model numbers 872034, 1875063, 1875102, 1877160, 1882081, 1896313, 1908957, 1914283, 2047734 and 1922809. (The model numbers are located on one of the device’s metal legs.) USCPSC estimates about 111,000 of these products were sold in the U.S. Consumers can call Graco at 800-345-4109 or visit its website for a cash refund or voucher.
About 5,900 inclined sleepers by Delta Enterprise Corp. are being recalled. Affected products include: Beautyrest Beginnings Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; Delta Children Deluxe 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder and Sleeper; Simmons Kids Beautyrest Deluxe 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder, and Sleeper; 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder and Incline Sleeper and others. The recall includes products with model numbers 27404-2255, 27404-437, 27404-758, and 27404-942. (Model numbers are located on the label and frame.) Consumers can call 800-377-3777 or visit Delta’s website for a cash refund or voucher.