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Baby Sleeper Risk of Death

  • April 12, 2023
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A spat of recalls shows infants are dying while using baby sleepers. A recall this week, shows at least 15 babies died while using Rocking Sleeper. Specifically, the federal government’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced another recall.

The safety recall concerns “All models of Kids2 Rocking Sleepers” The safety recall concerns early 700,000 units. There was a prior recall in April 2019.

That prior recall was for the same product, All models of Kids II Rocking Sleepers. The baby sleeper safety risks involved “Infant fatalities [that] occurred in the Rocking Sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.” This week’s recall is more of the same, just noting more deaths.

In terms of distributors, major retailers sold this product nationwide. CSPC specifically identifying “Walmart, Target and Toys “R” Us and online from March 2012 through April 26, 2019 for approximately $40-$80.” As explored next, the baby sleepers came at a very high cost.

15 infants have died from the Kids2/KidsII Rocking Sleepers

Over the last few years, 15 babies have died using this baby sleeper. Specifically, CSPC identified the risk as follows:

A total of 15 infant fatalities were reported to have occurred in the Kids2 Rocking Sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. Eleven deaths were reported to have occurred before the recall, (including five deaths previously reported by CPSC and Kids2 at the time of the original recall). Four fatalities were reported to have occurred after the recall was announced. Kids2 notes that in some of the reports, it has been unable to confirm the circumstances of the incidents or that the product was a Rocking Sleeper.

The 2019 recall noted only five deaths since 2012. So this dangerous product has now claimed three times as many infants in just three years! Next, we identify the specific Kids 2/Kids II products.

The baby sleeper death recall concerns dozens of baby sleepers

The recall applies to ALL models of Kids 2/Kids II Rocking Sleepers. The following is a list of specific products:

Style Number Product Name
10081 Bright Starts Playtime To Bedtime Rocking Sleeper
10126 Rock & Dream Sleeper – Iggy
10127 Ingenuity Rock And Dream Sleeper Lucy
10148 Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Cuddle Giraffe
10178 Bright Starts Pretty In Pink Playtime To Bedtime Rocking Sleeper
10289 Ingenuity Smartrock Poweradapt Sleeper Cambridge
10292 Ingenuity Rock N’ Soothe Sleeper Dayton
10320 Automatic Rock ‘N Soothe Sleeper – Cuddle Lamb
10380 Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Cuddle Lion
10568 Ingenuity Soothing Light Rocking Sleeper Vesper
10729 Bright Starts Toucan Tango Rocking Sleeper
10872 Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Zoo Zoo Zebra
10888 DreamComfort Automatic Rocking Sleeper – Whitley
10890 DreamComfort Soothing Light Rocking Sleeper – Addington
11021 Bright Starts Rocking Sleeper Jungle Bursts
11022 Bright Starts Pretty In Pink Rocking Sleeper Jungle Blooms
11063 Rock n’ Soothe Sleeper – Moxley
11164 Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Lullaby Lion
11171 Ingenuity Rock N’ Soothe Sleeper SUNNY SNUGGLES
11357 Ingenuity Rock N’ Soothe Sleeper DAYTON
11429 Ingenuity Dream Comfort Automatic Rocking Sleeper Braden
11714 DreamComfort Automatic Rocking Sleeper – Anders
11792 Automatic Rock ‘n Soothe Sleeper – Nolan
11894 Bright Starts ROCKING SLEEPER – JUNGLE GARDEN
11895 Bright Starts ROCKING SLEEPER – EVENING SAFARI
11962 Automatic Rock ‘n Soothe Sleeper – Flora the Unicorn
12115 Automatic Rock N Soothe Sleeper – Nolan – Display
60130 Taggies Snuggle Me Sleeper Nestling Vine
60131 Bright Starts Playtime To Bedtime Sleeper
60163 Bright Starts Pretty In Pink Playtime To Bedtime Sleeper
60327 Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe Emerson
60328 Disney Baby/Bright Starts Bows & Butterflies Sleeper Minnie Mouse
60331 Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Lullaby Lamb
60401 Bright Starts Playtime To Bedtime Sleeper Playful Pinwheels
60600 Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe Winslow
60635 Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe Seneca
All cloth component parts of the models identified above

With that said, none of them should be used. And, other manufacturers have unsafe baby sleepers as well. Companies offer a refund; however, there are significant damages at issues.

The Recall Provides for a Refund, But Families of Babies Injured by Baby Sleepers Have Legal Rights

The notice instructs that, “[c]onsumers should stop using the rocking sleeper immediately and contact Kids2 for a refund.  It is illegal to sell or distribute the recalled sleepers.”

Nevertheless, these baby sleepers remain on the market. Indeed, more babies have died since the first recall.

Fortunately, they have legal rights. Moreover, they could waive rights to significant compensation by accepting if there are waiver agreements involved. Accordingly, it is important to speak with an attorney about the legal rights at issue. For instance, product liability or wrongful death claims may be available.

Baby sleeper deaths and injuries are actionable – parents should contact a lawyer after seeking medical care

any child injured by these products should seek medical care. Parents should also consider contacting an attorney, with which, KBA Attorneys can help.

The KBA Firm is Here to Help with Wrongful Death and Brain Injuries, Especially Deaths from Baby Sleepers

KBA law litigate product liability cases routinely. The attorneys at KBA have handled death and brain injury cases. KBA has worked closely with families suffering from death and brain injuries. These complicated cases require special work-up of the damages. It takes more than just legal acumen. We pride ourselves on client connections so that we can advocate for the full scope of loss. We also often work with other law firms to bring lawsuits against large companies in complex cases. So, KBA is here to help.

This post is informational. Nonetheless, personal injury attorneys such as those at KBA Attorneys have decades of experience navigating the many intricacies of personal injury claims and how they affect every aspect of your life. To learn more about our team and see how we can guide you, contact our office by clicking here.