West Virginia Consumer Warning: Recalled Infant Sleepers Pose Suffocation Risk

Posted on Apr 28, 2011

April 25, 2011 - In a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), Arm's Reach "Infant Bed-Side Sleepers" are being recalled due to several risks associated with the product including falls, suffocation and entrapment.

The Infant Bed-Side Sleepers were sold from Sep. 1997 through Dec. 2001 for about $160 at retail stores nationwide, including Babies "R" Us and Burlington Coat Factory.

The product is also known as a co-sleeper and is designed with one side being lower than the other, in order to allow for positioning near a bed so that an individual will have easy access to the baby for feeding and care.

The recall affects all Arm's Reach Original and Universal Styles with the following model numbers (which can be found on a sticker on one of the legs of the product): 

  • 8108;
  • 8133;
  • 8111;
  • 8112;
  • 8311; and
  • 8199. 

The risk of falling can happen when the fabric liner is not securely attached or properly used. The baby can then fall from the raised mattress. The entrapment and potential risk of suffocation can occur when the baby falls and then gets caught between the side of the sleeper and the edge of the mattress. 

No injuries have been reported, however there were 10 reports of babies falling or becoming entrapped.

Consumers are advised to stop using the product and contact the manufacturer for instructions that can be downloaded online or sent via mail in order to remedy the situation. If the fabric liner or other components are missing, consumers should contact the manufacturer for a different remedy.

When a poorly manufactured product, such as a baby or children's product, results in serious injury or death, a Clarksburg defective product lawyer can talk to you about your options for legal action. 

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