Infants napping in certain bed-side sleepers could be at risk for suffocation, according to a recent recall. Arm's Reach Concepts Inc. is recalling its infant bed-side sleepers because of the risk.
Nearly 76,000 infant bed-side sleepers are affected by the recall. The recall stems from a discovery that "when the fabric liner is not used or is not securely attached, infants can fall from the raised mattress into the loose fabric at the bottom of the bed-side sleeper, which can pose a suffocation risk," according to news reports .
The recalled product includes all Arm's Reach Original and Universal styles manufactured from September 1997 and December 2001. The bed-side sleepers is designed with one side lower than the others to allow positioning near a bed and access to the infant for care and feeding.
Model numbers included in the recall begin with:
Originals- 8108, 8133, 8111, 8112 & 8199
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I'm glad to hear that this recall was announced before any reports of personal injuries or death. Consumers with this product should ensure the bed-side sleeper is properly assembled and contact Arm's Reach is their fabric liner or other components of the sleeper are broken.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .