On April 5th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Arm's Reach Concepts, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of their Infant Bed-Side Sleepers due to potential Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards.
What do you need to know about this Recall?
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 or can become entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the sleeper, posing risks of suffocation.
To date, the CPSC and Arm's Reach have received 10 reports of infants falling from the raised mattress into the bottom of the sleeper or becoming entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the bed-side sleeper. As of April 5th, 2011, no injuries have been reported.
This recall involves a product called a "co-sleeper" by the manufacturer. One side of the bed-side sleeper 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
This product was sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide from September 1997 through December 2001 for about $160 and manufactured in China.
What should you do if you own or have purchased one of these products?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed-side sleepers and visit their website to view and download assembly instructions and to make sure that the product is properly configured. Consumers should also contact the company by phone or via the company website to receive hard-copy instructions by mail and an assembly/warning label. Consumers who are missing the fabric liner or other components should immediately contact Arm's Reach for an alternative remedy.
For additional consumer information, 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.