RECALL: 76,000 Arm’s Reach Concepts Recalls Infant Bed-Side Sleepers Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazardsby Lisa Arneill+ in Featured, Parenting, Recalls
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Arm’s Reach Concepts Inc., of Oxnard, Calif, today announced a voluntary recall of about 76,000 Infant Bed-Side Sleepers. 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 or can become entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the sleeper, posing risks of suffocation.
CPSC and Arm’s Reach have received 10 reports of infants falling from the raised mattress into the bottom of the sleeper or becoming entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the bed-side sleeper. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves a product called a “co-sleeper” by the manufacturer. One side of the bed-side sleepers is lower than the others to allow positioning near a bed and access to the infant for care and feeding. This recall includes all Arm’s Reach Original and Universal styles with manufacture dates between September 1997 and December 2001. The manufacture date and model number can be found on a sticker on one of the product’s legs. Model numbers included in the recall begin with:
- Originals – 8108, 8133, 8111, 8112 & 8199
- Universal – 8311
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed-side sleepers and visit www.armsreach.com/instructions to view and download assembly instructions and to make sure that the product is properly configured. Consumers should also contact the company at (800) 954-9353 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.armsreach.com to receive hard-copy instructions by mail and an assembly/warning label. Consumers who are missing the fabric liner or other components should immediately contact Arm’s Reach for an alternative remedy.
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