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Product Liability: New Safety Standard for Infant Bedside Sleepers will prevent Wrongful Death and Personal Injury

Bedside%20sleepers.jpgTo prevent wrongful death and personal injury caused by defective or unsafe bedside sleepers a new federal mandatory standard to improve the safety of bedside sleepers was just approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

A bedside sleeper is a bassinet that is attached to an adult bed for parents to easily access their infant from their bed. It is intended for babies up to approximately 5 months.

Among the changes, the new standard includes modifications to the existing standard to address fabric-sided enclosed opening entrapment hazards. Between 2007 and 2009, the CPSC received 4 reports of infant wrongful deaths associated with fabric-sided openings on the products.