Thursday, September 30, 2010

RECALL: Sleep Positioners

Sleep positioners marketed with the promise of helping babies sleep safely are too dangerous to use and should not be sold, U.S. officials warned on Wednesday. "The deaths and dangerous situations resulting from the use of infant sleep positioners are a serious concern," Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said in a joint statement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In the last 13 years, U.S. officials have received 12 reports of infants who suffocated because of sleep positioner products.
Sleep positioners sometimes are marketed with the claim that they can reduce gastroesophageal reflux disease, so-called "flat head syndrome", and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but can suffocate babies and cause other harm, CPSC and FDA officials said in the statement.

Source: FDA and msnbc

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