More than 165,000 infant sleepers from four different companies were recalled due to suffocation risks, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
U.S.-based companies Delta Enterprise Corp., Evenflo Company Inc., Graco, and Summer Infant Inc., are conducting the recalls, the CPSC said on Wednesday.
The recalls were issued after reports that some infant fatalities were caused by inclined sleep products “after [the babies] rolled from their back to their stomachs or side, or under other circumstances,” causing them to suffocate, the agency said.
Delta recalled about 5,900 units of more than 6 different incline sleeper products, including 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 more.
The products recalled have model numbers 27404-2255, 27404-437, 27404-758, and 27404-942. The model number is located on the label and frame. The products were sold at various stores throughout the United States and online including on Amazon and ToysRUs.com, between January 2017 through December 2018.
The product is an inclined sleeper that has a manual rocking feature and also has a feeding position. No injuries have been reported. Anyone who has purchased the recalled products should immediately cease use, the agency said.
Anyone who has purchased a recalled product listed above can contact Delta at www.deltachildren.com or 1-800-377-3777 for a refund or voucher.
Evenflo recalled about 3,100 units of its inclined sleeper product called the Pillo Portable Napper. The CPSC said anyone who has purchased this product should immediately cease use and contact the Boston-based company for a refund or voucher.
The Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper recall has a model number 12132125. The model number is located on a label on the leg of the product. The product is a padded inclined napper.
The products were sold at various stores throughout the United States and online including Target, Kohl’s, Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, JC Penney, and Walmart from May 2017 through January 2020 for about $75. No injuries associated with the product have been reported.
Graco recalled about 112,800 units of its inclined sleeper product called the Graco Little Lounger Rocking Seat. About 111,000 units of the inclined sleeper was sold in the United States and about 1,800 were sold in Mexico. The CPSC said anyone who has purchased this product should immediately cease use and contact the North Carolina-based company for a refund or voucher.
The agency said affected products have model numbers 1872034, 1875063, 1875102, 1877160, 1882081, 1896313, 1908957, 1914283, 2047734, 1922809. The model number is located on a label on one of the metal legs. Most of the models have multiple incline positions and only one model has one incline position.
The recalled products were sold at various stories across the United States and online including Target and Babies R Us from 2013 through 2018 for about $80. No injuries associated with these products have been reported.
Summer Infant recalled about 46,300 units of its SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper inclined sleeper. The affected product has a model number 91394. The model number is located on the cross bar tube of the frame between the two upright tubes, the CPSC said. The product is a free-standing inclined sleep product.
The agency said anyone who has purchased the product should immediately stop use and contact the company for a refund or voucher. The affected products were sold at various stores across the United States including Amazon and Buy Buy Baby between March 2017 and December 2019 for about $99. No injuries have been reported.
Inclined sleepers have long been controversial. Pediatric experts say inclined sleepers can cause a baby’s head to fall forward during sleep, and since babies haven’t developed the strength to lift their heads, that can block off their airway and cause them to suffocate, CBS reported. Instead, doctors recommend infants sleep on their backs.
Since 2005, 59 babies have died in infant sleepers, the CPSC said.