Update October 31, 2019 – The CPSC announced that a new study confirms babies should sleep on recommended firm, flat surfaces.
The CPSC has so far received 1,108 incident reports related to inclined sleeping products that occurred between January 2005 and June 2019. Unfortunately this number includes 73 infant deaths.
The agency hired a mechanical engineer who specializes in biomechanics as an independent expert to conduct the study. Erin Mannen, Ph.D works in this area at the Medical Sciences division of the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Mannen conducted infant testing in order to evaluate the design of inclined sleeping products. They performed the study by measuring muscle movements and oxygen saturation with infants who were placed in a variety of products and positions; flat crib, inclined crib, and several other inclined sleep products.
None of the inclined products tested safe for infant sleep. The report concludes that products with inclines of 10 degrees or less, that are on flat and rigid surfaces, are most likely the safest for infant sleep. Additionally, plush-like sleeping surfaces pose a danger to infants.
Original article posted below
Kids II Inc., based out of Atlanta, is recalling nearly 700,000 of its Rocking Sleeper line due to the occurrence of infant deaths in association with them.
In 2012, Kids II introduced a variety of its products meant for occupying infants and rocking them back and forth. Since then, the Rocking Sleepers have been the cause of five infant fatalities. The infants died from rolling from their back to their stomach while unrestrained in the device, or under other circumstances.
The Rocking Sleepers product line was featured in major retailers nationwide from March 2012 to April 26, 2019. Among those were Target, Toys “R” Us, and Walmart, as well as online retailers. The Rocking Sleepers cost anywhere from $40 to $80.
Some of the sleepers were sold under the names Ingenuity, Bright Starts, Disney Baby, or DreamComfort Brands. The Bright Starts and Disney Baby sleepers had already been discontinued and not currently sold in stores.
Ann Marie Buerkle, Acting Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, issued a video announcement about the severity of the issue with the Rocking Sleepers. The video can be seen below. The CPSC recall notice can be found here.
“I’m urging parents to stop using this product immediately and to contact Kids II for a refund or a voucher,” she said.
“This issue has been a top priority for the agency. CPSC has been investigating incidents and analyzing the data regarding how they relate to this product.”
Stop using the Kids II Rocking Sleeper immediately and contact the company for a full refund.
The full list of the Rocking Sleeper names and model numbers can be found below. All cloth component parts of the models identified are followed by the model number in parenthesis.
Bright Starts Playtime To Bedtime Rocking Sleeper (10081)
Rock & Dream Sleeper – Iggy (10126)
Ingenuity Rock And Dream Sleeper Lucy (10127)
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Cuddle Giraffe (10148)
Bright Starts Pretty In Pink Playtime To Bedtime Rocking Sleeper (10178)
Ingenuity Smartrock Poweradapt Sleeper Cambridge (10289)
Ingenuity Rock N’ Soothe Sleeper Dayton (10292)
Automatic Rock ‘N Soothe Sleeper – Cuddle Lamb (10320)
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Cuddle Lion (10380)
Ingenuity Soothing Light Rocking Sleeper Vesper (10568)
Bright Starts Toucan Tango Rocking Sleeper (10729)
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Zoo Zoo Zebra (10872)
DreamComfort Automatic Rocking Sleeper – Whitley (10888)
DreamComfort Soothing Light Rocking Sleeper – Addington (10890)
Bright Starts Rocking Sleeper Jungle Bursts (11021)
Bright Starts Pretty In Pink Rocking Sleeper Jungle Blooms (11022)
Rock n’ Soothe Sleeper – Moxley (11063)
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Lullaby Lion (11164)
Ingenuity Rock N’ Soothe Sleeper SUNNY SNUGGLES (11171)
Ingenuity Rock N’ Soothe Sleeper DAYTON (11357)
Ingenuity Dream Comfort Automatic Rocking Sleeper Braden (11429)
DreamComfort Automatic Rocking Sleeper – Anders (11714)
Automatic Rock ‘n Soothe Sleeper – Nolan (11792)
Bright Starts ROCKING SLEEPER – JUNGLE GARDEN (11894)
Bright Starts ROCKING SLEEPER – EVENING SAFARI (11895)
Automatic Rock ‘n Soothe Sleeper – Flora the Unicorn (11962)
Automatic Rock N Soothe Sleeper – Nolan – Display (12115)
Taggies Snuggle Me Sleeper Nestling Vine (60130)
Bright Starts Playtime To Bedtime Sleeper (60131)
Bright Starts Pretty In Pink Playtime To Bedtime Sleeper (60163)
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe Emerson (60327)
Disney Baby/Bright Starts Bows & Butterflies Sleeper Minnie Mouse (60328)
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Lullaby Lamb (60331)
Bright Starts Playtime To Bedtime Sleeper Playful Pinwheels (60401)
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe Winslow (60600)
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe Seneca (60635)
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