Four companies have recalled inclined sleepers for babies, which might lead to infant fatalities due to suffocation. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been investigating the incidents related to these baby sleepers and has been pushy to remove them from the market. Around 165000 infant inclined sleepers have been removed from the market so far. Summer Infant, Graco, Delta Enterprises Corp, and Evenflo are the companies, which have been impacted by the latest step. Federal regulators have said that several infant fatalities linked to such baby sleepers have been reported in the past. They said that these incidents happened when the babies rolled from their back to their belly or sidewise or under other circumstances.
At the moment, there has been no death related to baby sleepers manufactured by the four companies who have recently recalled their products from the market. Nearly 70 infant deaths had been linked to Fisher-Prices’ Rock ‘n Play inclined baby sleepers in 2019. Fisher-Prices’ Rock ‘n Play a popular nursery product recalled its products nationwide. This incident ignited many criticisms over why CPSC did not act sooner. Medical authorities had also blamed the brand that they did not follow ‘safe sleep’ guidelines. They said that Fisher-Prices’ Rock ‘n Play baby sleepers allowed babies to sleep at a steep angle. A couple of more companies as well recalled their version of infant sleepers along with Fisher-Prices’ Rock ‘n Play recall.
New removal of the products from the market is the outcome of a ‘sustained pressure campaign’ led by the federal authorities to remove the whole class of the products from the marketplace. This campaign started after the release of a study by an expert hired by CPSC itself. The study found out that the design of these products is dangerous. The agency had also announced that it was going to ban all those infant sleepers, which allowed babies to sleep at an angle, which is greater than 10 degrees. However, the process of the ban became a lengthy process.