Recall: Arm’s Reach Bed-Side Sleepers Pose Suffocation Risks

04/05/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Oxnard, CA — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Arm’s Reach Concepts Inc. have voluntarily recalled about 76,000 infant bed-side sleepers for suffocation risks. The CPSC announced the product recall on April 5, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that when the fabric liner is not used or is not securely attached, infants can fall from the raised mattress into the loose fabric at the bottom of the bed-side sleeper, which can pose a suffocation risk.

The CPSC press release reported, this recall involves a product called a “co-sleeper” by the manufacturer. One side of the bed-side sleepers is lower than the others to allow positioning near a bed and access to the infant for care and feeding. This recall includes all Arm’s Reach Original and Universal styles with manufacture dates between September 1997 and December 2001. The manufacture date and model number can be found on a sticker on one of the product’s legs. Model numbers included in the recall begin with:

Originals- 8108, 8133, 8111, 8112 & 8199

Universal- 8311

Consumers are advised to visit www.armsreach.com/instructions to view and download assembly instructions and to ensure the bed-side sleeper is properly assembled. Consumers should also contact Arm’s Reach by phone or via their website to receive hard-copy instructions by mail and an assembly/warning label. Those who are missing the fabric liner or other components of the sleeper should contact Arm’s Reach for an alternative remedy.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Arm’s Reach at (800) 954-9353 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.armsreach.com.

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