Graco infant inclined sleepers banned in the U.S. for suffocation risk
DORAL, FL – About 51,000 Graco infant inclined sleepers were banned, according to an announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Consumer Reports said in its website that similar products have been linked to at least 93 deaths. Also, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission claims there have been 1,108 incidents, including 73 infant deaths, related to infant inclined sleep products between January 2005 through June 2019, as reported by WUSA9. None of these incidents, however, have come from the use of the products recalled.
This scenario led the company to make the recalls of inclined sleepers sold as accessories included in the following play yards: Graco Pack ‘n Play Day2Dream Playard with Bedside Sleeper, Graco Pack ‘n Play Nuzzle Nest Playard, Graco Pack ‘n Play Everest Playard and Graco Pack ‘n Play Rock ‘n Grow Playard.
It should be cleared out that the inclined sleeper is the only portion of those products being recalled, consumers can still use the other items.
The banned products can become potentially hazardous when an infant rolls from his back to his stomach while unrestrained on the inclined accessory, leading to suffocation.
Erin Mannen, Ph.D., a mechanical engineer specializing in biomechanics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, said to WUSA9 that “products with inclines 10 degrees or less, with flat and rigid surfaces, are the safest for sleeping infants.”
If you have any of the products recalled at home, please stop using the recalled inclined sleeper accessory and contact the company for a refund. For more information, see the following link.
At the beginning of the year, Graco recalled about 111,000 of its Little Lounger Rocking Seats, after fatalities were reported with similar inclined sleep products.
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