|By Kathleen Tomes, BBP President and Blog EditorThe news of a sixth baby’s death in the recalled Nap Nanny infant sleeper is a yet another stark reminder to parents to pay attention to recalls. The Nap Nanny was recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission nearly a year ago, but the product still remains in homes across the country and it’s not the only recalled product that’s still out there.
Why? Because many parents believe the benefits of the products outweigh the risks. Not so.
Here are some recent examples of baby products that have been recalled and our suggestions for different products that do as well (or better) at solving the problem for parents.
Some of the product recalls (and replacement products) she could discuss include –
|Recalled Product:||Suggested Replacement Product:|
|The Nap Nanny Infant Recliner was recalled after several infant deaths related to babies falling out of them or getting stuck in them.||The DayDreamer Sleeper’s higher walls, secured buckle and easy-to-read warning labels address all the safety concerns of the Nap Nanny while still giving baby the benefits of inclined sleep.|
|The Playtex HipHammock was recalled after reports that the carrier’s shoulder straps cracked and came loose, thus putting baby at risk of falling out.||The MobyGo from Moby Wrap has a “side carry” option for parents who want to carry baby on the hip. Its wide straps have a safety elastic catch to prevent straps from coming loose.|
|The AngelCare Movement Sensor was recalled after reports that the sensor’s power cords came loose and presented a strangulation hazard.||The Snuza Hero is portable and easy-to-use movement monitor which clips onto baby’s diaper to ensure that normal movement is maintained. No cords involved.|
|The Infantino Teething Monkey was recalled after dozens of reports of babies choking on it.||Made with 100% rubber, the Lela teether from Lassig USA is dye-free and safe for babies.|
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