Baby Sleeper Risk of Death
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.
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.
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