The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s new searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 76,000
Manufacturer: Arm’s Reach Concepts Inc., of Oxnard, Calif.
Hazard: When the fabric liner is not used or is not securely attached, infants can fall from the raised mattress into the loose fabric at the bottom of the bed-side sleeper or can become entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the sleeper, posing risks of suffocation.
Description: This recall involves all Arm’s Reach Original and Universal “co-sleepers.” One side of the sleeper is lower than the others to allow positioning near a bed and access to the infant for care and feeding. Recalled sleepers have manufacture dates between September 1997 and December 2001 and model numbers beginning with 8108, 8133, 8111, 8112, 8199 or 8311, which can be found on a sticker on one of the product’s legs.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide from September 1997 through December 2001 for about $160.
Remedy: Visit www.armsreach.com/instructions to view and download assembly instructions and to make sure the product is properly configured. Consumers also should contact the company to receive hard-copy instructions by mail and an assembly/warning label. Consumers who are missing the fabric liner or other components should contact Arm’s Reach for an alternative remedy.
Contact: Call 800-954-9353 or visit www.armsreach.com.