twitter facebook stumble upon rss

CPSC Warning: STOP Using Sleep Positioners!

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This

Today, theU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)warned parents to STOP using infant sleep positioners. Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of the CPSC, says they have had 12 reports in the last 13 years of babies who died when they suffocated in a positioner or became trapped and suffocated between the positioner and the side of a crib.

Sleep Positioner

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, the principal deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), says the FDA's goal is to make sure that parents are educated on the suffocation risks of infant sleep positioners and to urge parents to stop using them immediately.

Eighteen infant sleep positioners were cleared by the FDA in the past, to reduce the risk of acid reflux or prevent flat-head syndrome. But the FDA says they now believe that the modest benefits DO NOT outweigh the risks. Five of the manufacturers have said they will stop marketing the infant sleep positioners, and the others have been asked by the FDA not to sell their products.

Rachel Moon, MD, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Task Force, says, "I well understand why parents have chosen to use positioning devices -- many parents believe they keep their babies safe. However, at least twelve babies have died in these positioners. We see no scientific evidence that these sleep positioners reduce the risk of SIDS."

The CPSC says this is not a recall with a replacement or a refund; this is just a warning to parents to STOP USING INFANT SLEEP POSITIONERS IMMEDIATELY.

Do you use infant sleep positioners? Will you stop using them now?

next: Eat Out on the Cheap
54 comments so far | Post a comment now
Melanie September 29, 2010, 12:35 PM

I used a sleep positioner with my first child who is now 4 yrs old and was planning on doing so again with #2. I am going to do some research and see if there is any more info on how the positioners caused the suffication.

Heather  September 29, 2010, 1:08 PM

I didn’t use a sleep positioner with my daughter. I had heard of the dangers, as well as those with the crib blanket/cushion/protector thing. (Cant think, too tired! Sleep isnt going well right now). Thus far she has been fine and considering, i cant say I would have found a use for it.

ashley September 29, 2010, 1:16 PM

never used with either kid, though with both my girls I used bumper pads, which are also supposed to be bad

Hollie September 29, 2010, 1:21 PM

I used a sleep positioner with both of my children (aged 5 and 2.5) I never had any issue with them wiggling out. Once they started to roll around, I took it out.

N September 29, 2010, 5:28 PM

I received a sleep positioner for my shower and i remember waking up one morning and my daughters head was wedged sideways in it, she was fine thank god but i got rid of that thing!!!!

Fashion Trends October 12, 2010, 4:50 PM

I’ve gained a couple good suggestions for my web page from reading this.

Credit Card Processing December 23, 2010, 2:24 PM

keep it coming thanks

Celestina Serrell January 23, 2011, 8:57 PM

what else could be mentioned? well carried out

Vaughn Sylney February 10, 2011, 8:27 PM

I just want to tell you that I’m newbie to blogging and site-building and really enjoyed you’re web site. Probably I’m going to bookmark your website . You really have incredible articles and reviews. Kudos for sharing with us your webpage.

Property solicitors February 17, 2011, 5:45 AM

I really appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thank you again

Julian Sugerman March 16, 2011, 12:49 PM

I’d come to allow with you on this. Which is not something I typically do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

Georgette Pettit March 16, 2011, 2:42 PM

major league book you’ve occupy

high pr dofollow list March 29, 2011, 1:27 PM

There are a lot of strange comments on here.

Gene H. Church March 29, 2011, 6:20 PM


luxury homes March 30, 2011, 10:49 PM

@ Jim I know what your mean. In the current economy its tough to find a job that pays well and is consistent. I have found that if you just work hard and are consistent you can succeed. Look at the writer of this article, they are oviously a hard worker and have just been consistent over time and are now enjoying at least what would appear as somewhat of a success. I would encourage everyone to just keep hustling and moving forward.

Jimmy I. Gibbs March 31, 2011, 3:35 AM


wpolscemamymocneseo March 31, 2011, 8:54 AM

Hi there, You have done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this web site.

wpolscemamymocneseo March 31, 2011, 2:03 PM

I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things, The website style is great, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

wpolscemamymocneseo April 1, 2011, 7:45 AM

Excellent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too wonderful. I really like what you have acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is really a great site.

it support April 1, 2011, 11:01 AM

You actually make it seem really easy along with your presentation but I find this topic to be really one thing which I believe I would by no means understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m taking a look ahead on your subsequent post, I’ll attempt to get the grasp of it!

Back to top >>