Child Safety Recalls

CPSC Issues Warning For Braided Crib Bumpers Due To Suffocation Hazard to Infants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is asking parents and caregivers to immediately cease the use of braided crib bumpers sold exclusively on Amazon by XHJRI-US. These seemingly innocent crib accessories pose a significant suffocation hazard to infants, and their use contradicts guidelines in the federal Safe Sleep for Babies Act.

CPSC Issues Warning For Braided Crib Bumpers Due To Suffocation Hazard to Infants

Despite CPSC’s Notice of Violation issued to the seller, XHJRI-US of China, the firm has yet to initiate a recall or offer a solution to rectify the issue. Consumers who have purchased these products will be directly notified of the hazard.

Sold on from April 2022 to November 2023, these braided crib bumpers ranged in price from $20 to $123. CPSC’s evaluation of the gray 157-inch braided crib bumper, along with other models, determined that all variations of the company’s braided crib bumpers, spanning different sizes and colors, are subject to the federal ban. Notably, these bumpers lack any distinguishing markings or labels and are crafted from four strands braided into a single length of fabric. Available in eight sizes ranging from 39.3 inches to 196 inches, these seemingly innocent products harbor a potentially fatal risk.

The Safe Sleep for Babies Act, implemented on November 12, 2022, prohibits crib bumpers as hazardous products. CPSC is asking consumers to discontinue the use of all XHJRI braided bumpers, regardless of when they were manufactured or purchased.

Parents and caregivers are advised to dismantle the braid, cut the strands, and appropriately dispose of the bumpers.

Furthermore, parents and caregivers need to remember the following:

  • Optimal sleeping conditions for infants include a firm, flat surface within a crib, bassinet, or play yard.
  • The use of a fitted sheet is recommended, while blankets, pillows, padded crib bumpers, or other items should be avoided in an infant’s sleeping environment.
  • Infants should always be placed on their backs to sleep. If an infant falls asleep in an inclined or upright position, they should be promptly moved to a safe sleep environment featuring a firm, flat surface such as a crib, bassinet, or play yard.

There are dozens of sellers on Amazon and Etsy that sell this product so it’s unknown if this recall is specific to this product or the style completely.

Regardless of the seller, this product poses a suffocation risk because the baby can roll into the weave and potentially suffocate.

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