We bring attention to an incubator hazard responsible for thermal burns in a neonate.

A 2,280-gm black female born after 35 weeks' gestation was cared for in a non-servo-controlled incubator (Air Shields Model #C-86). Incubator temperature was maintained from 31.2 C to 32.7 C with maintenance of the baby's axilliary temperature between 36.5 C and 37 C.

Four days after birth while routine vital signs were taken, the baby's arm and leg were noted to extend beyond the mattress on to the supporting metal deck of the incubator.

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