Sleep positioners are baby products promoted to prevent babies from rolling onto their front when sleeping. Some sleep positioners are also used by prescription to treat certain conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux. However, in 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned about the dangers associated with their use.
From January 1997 to March 2011, the FDA and the CPSC learned about 13 deaths associated with sleep positioners. Babies who were placed in a sleep positioner on their side or back were later found to be lying on their stomach, making them at risk of suffocating against the pad. Experts believe that the safest sleep environment for babies is still a flat, firm mattress with a fitted sheet and nothing else.
If an unsafe child product has caused your baby harm, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn which legal steps to take to pursue financial restitution. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.