Parents Alerted to the Dangers of a Popular Beach Toy That Poses Suffocation Risk to Infants
Parents planning beach visits this summer are alerted to a potentially harmful beach toy that could pose a severe risk to your infant. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued an urgent warning, advising parents to discontinue the use of CCATTO branded baby tents due to the possibility of fatal outcomes.
The tent, linked with suffocation risks, is widely sold on Amazon under different labels and includes an infant pillow filled with foam pellets, which is prohibited.
Priced at just $30, these tents were a popular choice among parents seeking to shield their infants from the sun, however, they are associated with significant suffocation risks.
The tents were listed under several names including “Portable Baby Tent,” “CCATTO Pop Up Beach Tent for Baby,” and “Enhanced Ventilation, UPF 50+ Sun Shelter for Infant, Baby Camping Bed with Mosquito Net (Pegs, Travel Bag, Bonus Cooling Sleeping Kit Included).”
CPSC underscores that the safest sleep environment for an infant is on a solid, level surface, such as a crib or bassinet, using only fitted sheets devoid of pillows or blankets that could pose suffocation hazards.
Parents also received advice from a paramedic urging them to apply sunscreen on their infants, irrespective of overcast or cool conditions.
A social media account on TikTok, Tiny Hearts, demonstrated the importance of sun safety even during overcast conditions by sharing an image of a sunburnt baby with a bright red upper body. The user, known as @tinyheartseducation, emphasized that days with overcast skies could be “the most dangerous days” for infants and young children due to deceptive UV levels.
The importance of being aware of UV levels and ratings was stressed, with Tiny Heart informing her 535k followers, “When the UV level is above 3, children under 12 months should avoid direct sunlight. This holds true even if it’s cloudy, overcast, or doesn’t appear sunny.”
Comments from viewers revealed the positive impact of the video, with one parent mentioning newfound knowledge on using the weather app for UV radar, and a nursery worker recommending the SunSmart app for UV tracking, used in daycares.
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