To 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.