ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – With baby safety awareness month drawing to a close, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection is reminding parents to be aware of safety recalls.
Since 2019, recalled products have been linked to at least 42 infant deaths and more than 119 injury incidents.
Baby product safety recalls tend to be related to serious health risks such as suffocation, choking, laceration and tipping hazards. In the past five years alone there have been over 220 product recalls of products made for babies and kids.
Recent inclined sleeper CPSC recalls, warnings, and actions include:
- In June 2022, Fisher-Price alerted consumers to at least 13 reported infant deaths of its Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rockers and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers.
- In January 2022, CPSC sued Leachco over suffocation hazard from defective Infant Loungers that caused the death of two infants.
- In 2021, Boppy, the company that sells infant loungers and breastfeeding pillows, recalled three of its products following 8 infant deaths.
- In 2021, Fisher-Price also recalled their 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders after the death of four babies.
If you have a recalled product, stop using it immediately.