Infant Sleepers

Dangerous Baby Beds Injure and Kill Children

Deadly Inclined Infant Beds

Infant fatalities can occur caused by a defective inclined sleep product, after an infant rolls from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (also known as the “CPSC”) has recently announced its proposal banning all infant inclined sleepers.  This announcement came after four additional announcements of infant inclined sleepers: the Graco Little Lounger Rocking Seats, Evenflo Pillo Portable Nappers, Sumr Infant (USA) SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleepers, and Delta Inclined Sleepers with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns.  The CPSC news release can be found at this link.  The CPSC recalls indicate that these dangerous beds are being recalled to prevent the risk of suffocation for children and infants.

The CPSC is also cautioning consumers not to use any inclined infant sleep products.  Available literature evaluating the body of evidence surrounding the use of these products strongly suggests that inclined sleepers with higher angles do not provide a safe sleep environment for infants.  The CPSC also provided additional information to parents indicating that babies should sleep on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard and that parents and caregivers should never add blankets, pillows or other items to an infant’s sleeping environment.  It advised that babies should always sleep on their backs.  Additional information about the safest way for your newborn baby, infant, or small child to sleep can be found at this link.

These recalls join the recalls of the Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, Fisher-Price Inclined Sleeper Accessories, Kids II All Rocking Sleepers, and Dorel Juvenile Group USA Inclined Sleepers.

Remember: BARE IS BEST!  The CPSC recommends the following rules (and others) with any crib, bassinet, or play yard, to keep babies sleeping safely: (1) never place pillows or thick quilts in a baby’s sleep environment; (2) ensure there are no gaps larger than two fingers between the sides of the crib and the mattress; (3) properly assemble the crib, bassinet, sleeper, or play yard; (4) avoid cribs older than 10 years or broken or modified cribs (infants can strangle to death if their bodies pass through gaps between loose components or broken slats while their heads remain entrapped; and, (5) Never place a crib near a window with blind, curtain cords or baby monitor cords (babies can strangle on cords).

Parents and their children deserve a safe place to sleep.  However, dangerous beds, sleepers, and cribs are often unknown to the general public until infants and children are severely injured or killed.  We rely on manufacturers to provide a safe place for our children to rest, and usually they do, but when companies place profits over safety they must be held to account.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm have successfully represented children, newborns, infants, toddlers, and their estates, in lawsuits seeking compensation for their serious injuries or death.  With our extensive experience in dealing with defective products, we know how to litigate these important cases.  We work hand in glove with the best experts and consultants to evaluate the testing of the defective products, prove the product is defective, and win the case.  

We have achieved millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts which have gone to the benefit of injured children and their families.  

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If your baby or the child of a friend or family member has been injured or killed by a dangerous and defective product, find the right attorneys at Schiffman Firm. Contact us today for a free case assessment. In most cases, there are no costs or fees for our representation in personal injury accident cases unless we recover money on behalf of our client.

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