Attention Parents! Toy Recalls and Warnings on Sleep Positioners


Two big safety issues were announced this week: Fisher-Price announced a recall of more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs and the FDA issued a warning to parents and caregivers against using infant sleep positioners, after the agency received reports of 12 cases of suffocation within the past 13 years.

1. Fisher-Price recalls 10M children's products over safety concerns
Fisher-Price announced a recall of more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns, including some reports of injuries. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum said manufacturers need to ensure their products' safety before they reach consumers, but praised the company for "taking the right steps by agreeing to these recalls and offering consumers free repairs or replacement." Read more.

2. FDA warns about the dangers of baby sleep positioners
The FDA has cautioned parents and caregivers against using infant sleep positioners, after the agency received reports of 12 cases of suffocation within the past 13 years. Manufacturers typically claim that sleep positioning products help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease, but the medical claim has not been cleared by the FDA. Read more.

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