Infant sleep positioners: Consumer Warning - Risk of Suffocation
MedSun: Newsletter #53, October 2010

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

FDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning not to use Infant sleep positioners. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of babies known to have died from suffocation associated with their sleep positioners. Most of the babies suffocated after rolling from the side to the stomach.

Additional Information:

Infant sleep positioners: Consumer Warning - Risk of Suffocation. MedWatch Safety Alert. September 29, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm227733.htm

CPSC and FDA Warn Against Using Infant Sleep Positioners Because of Suffocation Risk: Initial Communication. September 29, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm227301.htm


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