CPSC Raises Alarm Over Potential Suffocation Hazard From Momaid Infant Lounger – Urges Immediate Disposal
An emphasis on the quality of sleep for newborns and infants can never be overstated, but the safety of their sleep environments must always take precedence. Consequently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is now cautioning consumers about a particular infant lounger from Momaid, citing potential safety hazards.
The CPSC stated, “Momaid’s loungers fall short of complying with the safety stipulations laid down in the CPSC’s Infant Sleep Products Rule, primarily due to the lack of a stand. Besides, the lounger’s shortcomings in side height, markings, labeling, and instructional literature standards make it a risky sleeping space for infants.”
One key mandate of the CPSC’s Infant Sleep Products Rule is the requirement for manufacturers to visibly indicate the production date. This information helps in identifying products that were retailed before and after the implementation of these safety norms. Unfortunately, the Momaid loungers neither carry this date nor any tracking label, thereby making it challenging to ascertain if they were produced under old, less stringent regulations.
The CPSC points out that not adhering to these standards elevates the risk of infants suffering from suffocation or falls.
Points of Concern
Momaid is marketing these loungers under the name: Baby Lounger Portable Infant Co Sleeping Bassinet Newborn Cocoon Snuggle Reversible Bed Nest Travel Crib. They are generally available for $55 on Amazon and similar platforms and come in four color options – Blue Palm Leaf, Pink Lychee Leaf, Blue Lychee Leaf, and Banana Gray Leaf. They also include a pillow.
Zhejiang Juster Trading LLC is recognized by the CPSC as the manufacturer of this product. However, the company is yet to endorse a formal recall of the product, despite the CPSC’s warning and advice for immediate discontinuation and disposal of the loungers.
Striving for Safer Sleep Habits in Infants
The Infant Sleep Products Rule was launched by the CSPC in June 2022, coinciding with the American Academy of Pediatrics releasing updated guidelines aimed at ensuring safer sleep habits among infants.
Some key suggestions include:
- Ensure infants sleep flat on their backs on flat surfaces
- Avoid leaving toys, blankets, or pillows in the infants’ sleep area
- Avoid letting infants, especially those below four months old, sleep in their car seats or on inclined surfaces
- Refrain from swaddling infants beyond the age of three or four months, as it can become a hazard as they start moving more
- Exercise caution with products that claim to lower the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), since there is no validated evidence supporting these claims.
Product Liability Lawsuit Considerations
Given the potential risks associated with these loungers, those who have been affected may consider filing a product liability lawsuit. When dealing with such cases, having a seasoned product liability attorney can make a world of difference. These professionals can guide you through the complexities of the legal process, help gather evidence, and represent your interests, thereby increasing the chances of a successful outcome.
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