76,000 Bedside Sleepers Recalled

2:15 PM, Apr 11, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Many new parents rely on co-sleepers to keep their babies close at night. But, 76,000 are being recalled over safety concerns.

Arm's Reach Concepts and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have received 10 reports of infants falling from the raised mattress into the bottom of the sleeper or getting trapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the sleeper.

The problem can happen when the fabric liner is not used or securely attached.


Co-sleepers are stand alone beds, that are similar to bassinets. But this kind of bedside sleeper allows one side of the bed to sit lower so that it slides easier to an adult bed, allowing parents an easy way to reach a baby.

The Arm's Reach co-sleepers impacted were sold at various baby stores from September 1997 to December of 2001.

If you have one, you want to stop using it and visit Arm's Reach website at www.armsreach.com/instructions to make sure your sleeper is configured properly.


Written by Lesli Foster

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