Another Brand of Inclined Sleepers Recalled Over Infant Safety

By Web Staff

About 24,000 inclined sleepers sold under the Disney and Eddie Bauer brand names have been recalled as a precautionary measure after infant deaths in connection with similar products were reported.

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dorel Juvenile Group USA are recalling the company’s Eddie Bauer Slumber and Soothe Rock Bassinet and the Disney Baby Doze and Dream Bassinet, the commission said in a bulletin. The company is offering a refund.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the inclined sleepers and contact Dorel for a refund in the form of a $60 voucher,” the commission said.

The sleepers have been sold at a number of big-box retailers, including Target, Kmart, Ross, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, and other children’s stores since 2014.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the products. The recall was issued because infant deaths have been reported with the use of other inclined sleepers that have allowed infants to roll from their back to their stomach or side.

Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleepers Recalled

In April, 4.7 million Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers were recalled after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) linked 30 infant deaths to the sleepers over a decade.

They were manufactured in China, the agency said.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher,” said the agency on April 12.

Since 2009, when the product was introduced, more than 30 infant deaths have been reported while babies were wearing Rock ‘n Play sleepers.

The deaths happened when the “infants rolled over while unrestrained” or during “other circumstances,” the agency said.

On April 8, Consumer Reports said that many children who died were younger than 3 months of age. The CPSC’s warning asked parents not to allow children over 3 months use the sleeper.

“Based on the deaths and injuries associated with the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play, the product clearly puts infants’ safety at risk and should be recalled immediately,” said William Wallace, who is a senior policy analyst for Consumer Reports, in a separate press release on April 8. “All other inclined sleepers should be investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”

“To truly protect the public, the CPSC should set strong rules for all infant sleep products, including mandating what medical experts already recommend: a firm, flat surface in a bare crib, bassinet, or play yard,” he said.

The AAP, meanwhile, said it doesn’t recommend children using “inclined sleep products like the Rock ‘n Play, or any other products for sleep that require restraining a baby.”

“The AAP advises against using car seats, strollers, or other devices for sleep because of the risk that a baby could roll or turn into an unsafe position and be incapable of moving, leading to suffocation or strangulation,” it said.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Fisher-Price has issued a warning after reports of death when infants roll over while using their Rock 'N Play. There have been 10 infant deaths already involved.

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The CNN Wire and Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.