Thursday, December 16, 2010

Recall on Infant Sleep Positioners and Drop Side Cribs!

The FDA has recently recalled all infant sleep positioners, due to suffocation risk.  This includes items such as sleeping bolsters (a flat mat with cushions on each side of the baby), wedge-style positioners (wedge shaped cushion used to elevate the baby's head), and any sort of pillows, such as Infant Head Bed, which provides supports the head for infants with plagiocephaly (abnormal shape of the head).  Along with removing any sleep positioners from your baby's crib, do not place any pillows, comforters or quilts under the baby or in the crib.  It is also recommended to place your baby on their back at night and at nap time to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrom).

You can read the full article from the Food and Drug Administration by clicking the link below:

Also, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has decided to put a ban on all drop side cribs. Starting in June, drop side cribs will no longer be sold, resold, manufactured or distributed.  Drop side cribs are to blame for the deaths of at least 32 infants since 2001.  To read the full article, click the link below.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these recalls, please do not hesitate to call the office!

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