American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Reminds Parents that Napping in Car Seats Can Result in Death

A recent recall of an inclined Fisher-Price crib, due to dozens of infant deaths, highlighted concerns over safe infant sleeping practices. The recall comes at a time when infant sleeping safety is already well-known in the pediatrics community, following the release of a long-term study published in Pediatrics that looked at infant mortality. The study found that most infant deaths in a seated position occurred in car seats where infants had been sleeping. Safest Sleeping Position for Infants? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that the most safe sleeping position for infants is on their back using a firm,…

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CPSC Investigation Leads to Recall of Nap Nanny | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Update: a followup recall in 2013 recalled all models of the Nap Nanny recliner after many more reported deaths, all parents should immediately destroy and dispose of the products. Baby Matters LLC, which produces and markets the Nap Nanny, has issued a voluntary recall of Nap Nannies sold between January 2009 and July 2010.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission investigated the product after a Michigan infant died when her head became wedged between the Nap Nanny and her crib bumper. Around 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners were sold in this time period. The CPSC says that this product poses…

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