Category Archives: sleep positioner

KID Safe Sleep Checklist Helps Caregivers Evaluate Infant Sleep Products

Safe sleep messaging can be overwhelming for new parents, especially considering the number and variety of products available on store shelves. However, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) remains the leading cause of preventable death among infants 0-1. In fact, incidence of accidental suffocation (included in SUID statistics), has actually increased slightly over the last few years. There are many factors that contribute to the confusion ... Read more
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Don’t learn about recalls from your grandkids: KID’s resource guide for grandparents

Grandparents are one of the greatest resources when it comes to keeping their grandchildren safe. They can make invaluable partners to busy parents by taking the time to search the products their grandchildren use for recalls and safety concerns. Below, we have complied a set of resources that we would love grandparents to refer to first whenever a new product is bought, or there’s a question as to the safety of a current product. How KID empowers ... Read more
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Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market for visually appealing cribs. Search “crib bedding” on Pinterest and you will find a multitude of pillows, blankets, cushions, and other products to line a crib with. However, there have been 48 deaths related to bumper ... Read more
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New injury data from CPSC on tip-overs and nursery products

Lots of injury statistics coming out of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week. First, be sure and check out their new infographic. (PDF)  A child died every two weeks in 2011 from furniture, TV and appliance tip-overs.  The CPSC gives tips on anchoring furniture and preventing tip-overs as does Shane’s Foundation.  Shane died in 2011 when his nursery dresser tipped over on him. Beyond steps parents can take to prevent tip-overs, ... Read more
Posted in Baby slings; cpsc; safety warning, bassinet, bathseats, car seat, children's product safety, cpsc, crib bumper pads, cribs, dropside cribs, drowning, injury data, juvenile products, nursery products, safe sleep, sleep positioner | Leave a comment

Sleep positioners, despite their dangers, still sold online

In early 2002, 2 month old Andy died when he suffocated on the sleep positioner in his crib.  His parents joined with KID to alert parents to the dangers of these unnecessary products. Then, in April 2010, Preston died the same way.   In September 2010 the CPSC and FDA publicly warned against their use. The agencies are aware of at least 13 deaths involving this product -- bought by parents thinking it would keep their child safe.After the warning ... Read more
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A new coalition to promote safe sleep for infants

Kids In Danger has worked since our founding to improve children’s product safety.  Much of the focus has been on sleep environments – the one place babies are left unattended and the subject of a multitude of recalls for dangerous products.  With the passage of CPSIA and the recent enactment of tough new standards for cribs, we are seeing amazing progress. As we work on creating safe sleep environments that parents can trust will keep ... Read more
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Remembering Andy Sage

This weekend, KID honors the memory of Andy Sage. Andy suffocated on a sleep positioner in January 2002. Since then, his parents have been committed to warning others of the dangers of this product. Just last year, CPSC and FDA finally warned parents about what the Sages and KID had been saying for years -- sleep positioners are dangerous and an unnecessary product. After that warning, manufacturers stopped making the product (we hope!) and they ... Read more
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Wordless Wednesday: Stop using sleep positioners

CPSC, FDA, AAP and KID all say -- don't use sleep positioners. They are an unnecessary risk and provide no safety protection. CPSC cited 12 deaths, including 2 this year, in issuing the warning. ... Read more
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