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How Safe Are Infant Sleepers?

November 24, 2019
Colson Hicks Eidson

You want to do everything you can to seek your little one safe. That includes buying only products that meet the safety standards set forth by the US government. However, over the last year, we have seen several recalls involving sleepers for infants. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our nationally-recognized firm is dedicated to helping clients who have been injured due to faulty products. If you have lost a loved one or your little one has been harmed in a sleeper, call the product liability attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson today. 

What We Know About Infant Sleeper Devices

On October 31, 2019, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning that cautioned people from using any infant inclined sleep products. They have been linked to at least 73 infant deaths in the US. This warning comes days after the CSPC commissioners voted to prohibit the sale of any infant sleeper than has an incline of greater than 10 degrees. 

A letter by Consumer Reports CEO Marta Tellado to all infant sleeper manufacturers recommends that they recall any infant inclined sleepers on the market. 

A New Inclined Sleeper Study Uncovered Serious Problems

After discovering dozens of infant sleeper deaths, many of them associated with the recalled Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, the CSPC commissioned an independent study of infant sleepers. The study’s findings were shocking. It said, in part, that “none of the inclined sleep products that were tested and evaluated as part of this study are safe for infant sleep.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has repeatedly stated that no infant inclined sleeper is safe. They recommend that infants “sleep on their backs, alone, unrestrained, on a firm, flat surface, free of padding, bumpers, and other soft bedding.”

The study of infant inclined sleepers was led by Erin Mannen, Ph.D., a biomechanics researcher and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

As the holiday season approaches, the team at Colson Hicks Eidson wants to ensure you and your children are safe from faulty products. Please check the government recall website before purchasing a product for your children to use this holiday season. You should never have to worry about something you buy causing harm to your loved ones. 

Let Us Get To Work On Your Case

If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill after using a defective product, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Colson Hicks Eidson, you can count on an award-winning firm to be by your side. We help clients in Florida and throughout the US recover compensation for what has happened, including:

  • Coverage of past and current medical expenses
  • Coverage of future medical bills that may arise
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer

When you need a Florida product liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here by calling us at 305-476-7400.