A recall of was announced by Arm’s Reach Concepts Inc, of Oxnard, California of their Infant Bed-Side Sleepers.
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.
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
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.
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.
76,000 of the sleepers were manufactured in China and sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide from September 1997 through December 2001 for about $160.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed-side sleepers and visit www.armsreach.com/instructions 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 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 at www.armsreach.com.
Unlike cribs, these portable bedside sleepers currently have no regulations in place that prevent this type of defective product from being distributed, causing severe injury and even death of infants. Infants and children should only sleep in cribs which have met the strict ASTM guidelines.
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