The CPSC has announced new recalls totaling more than 165,000 inclined sleepers across four manufacturers. Summer Infant, Evenflo, Delta Enterprise Corp., and Graco voluntarily recalled these products in coordination with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There have been no incidents or injuries reported to the CPSC for the recalled products. However, these recalls are precautionary since there have been many infant fatalities associated with inclined sleepers from other manufacturers.
The recalls include the Summer Infant “SwaddleMe By Your Bed”, Evenflo “Pillo Portable Napper”, Graco “Little Lounger Rocking Seat”, and multiple inclined sleeper models from Delta Enterprise Corp. For a full list of the recalled models, visit the CPSC recall notices. All of the products in this recall can be returned to their manufacturer for a refund.
Inclined Sleeper Dangers
The inclined sleeper product category has had many recalls since April of last year when Consumer Reports linked the Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play to 32 deaths. Currently, inclined sleepers have been linked with at least 73 deaths since their initial introduction in 2009. The JMPA, the industry group that creates voluntary safety standards for juvenile product manufacturers, has fought against the elimination of inclined sleepers, dismissing the risks they pose. However, many manufacturers are wary of the dangers and have recalled their inclined sleepers to reduce the threat of the products.
Inclined sleepers create a suffocation risk; the American Academy of Pediatrics’s guidelines for safe sleep state the following: “Infants should always sleep on their back, on a separate, flat and firm sleep surface without any bumpers or bedding.” The AAP has called for removal of all inclined sleepers from the market due to their dangerous incline and lack of supportive research.
If a dangerous sleeping device has caused a loved one harm, you owe it to yourself to get help. Contact the legal team at Regan Zambri and Long PLLC for a free consultation about your product liability case today.