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Graco Incline Sleeper Product Recall

When babies are sleeping, they are perhaps at their most vulnerable. It is therefore recommended that babies sleep on their backs on a firm surface without any additional loose bedding or soft objects that may cause choking or suffocation. Unfortunately, a handful of companies—including Graco—recently sold dangerous incline sleepers that skirted laws and regulations surrounding infant sleeping safety. These products have caused a substantial number of injuries, and even cases of death.

Many of these products have now been removed from the shelves, including the Graco Incline Sleeper product recall in December 2020, but parents still own the products both first- and second-hand. If your child has been affected by one of these sleepers, it is best to contact an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.

The trusted attorneys at Carabin Shaw offer a free, no-obligation case review, so contact us today to discuss the specifics of your potential claim.

Incline Sleeper Safety by The Numbers | Recall Details

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) cases in 2018, 39% were caused by sudden infant death syndrome, 37% were attributed to an unknown cause, and 24% were caused by accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed. Hazardous materials in a baby’s sleeping area and inclined sleeping products have impacted these numbers considerably.

In 2019, Consumer Reports began reporting on the hazardous, deadly products. A Consumer Reports investigation was later conducted into the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper, an inclined sleeper for infants that was found to be the direct cause of infant deaths. The product was also reported by the Washington Post as having been invented without medical safety tests. This led to a recall of the product and more and more infant sleepers.

The list of recalled ‘inclined sleeper’ or ‘inclined napper’ products includes:

  • Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper
  • Graco Little Lounger Rocking Seats
  • Graco Inclined Sleeper
  • Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper
  • Baby Matters Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners
  • Sumr Brands SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleepers
  • And more

If your baby has suffered from one of the dangerous products listed above or a similar product, contact the top lawyers at Carabin Shaw as soon as possible. Our dangerous product attorneys have decades of experience in product liability litigation, and we fight hard on behalf of our clients—look over our previous case results here.

Why Are Inclined Sleepers So Dangerous?

As mentioned, babies should be put to sleep on their backs on a firm, flat surface according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Inclined sleepers pose a serious problem by creating a space where babies can not only roll onto their stomachs without being able to turn back over, but also features materials that can be a suffocation risk for a baby.

Some dangers of inclined sleepers include:

  • Babies can roll onto their stomachs in these sleepers, which leads to suffocation when they are unable to roll back over.
  • Due to the steep incline of the sleepers, babies may suffer positional asphyxia. This results from their heads falling forward, and without much neck muscle development, they are unable to lift their heads back up. An infant’s airway may become blocked in such a position.
  • When a baby’s face is pressed against the soft, padded material that lines these sleepers, carbon dioxide rebreathing may occur. Such rebreathing may cause convulsions, coma, or even death.

The infant injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw offer our sincere condolences if your family has lost a child due to the carelessness of Graco or another company who has sold a similar dangerous product. Our lawyers have the capabilities to fight on your behalf to ensure your family gets the justice you deserve after your child’s wrongful death or severe injury.

Because there are strict statute of limitations for filing product liability lawsuits that vary by state, it is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible

Infant Inclined Sleeper Attorneys | Free Case Evaluation With Top Product Liability Lawyers at Carabin Shaw

If your child has been harmed while in an infant inclined sleeper, our dangerous product attorneys are here to fight on your behalf. We have represented clients in a variety of product liability cases and have won. Product liability lawsuits are complex, so you undoubtedly want the best, most experienced attorneys by your side.

So, if you believe the recent Graco product recalls may have directly impacted your family, contact infant injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw to schedule your free initial consultation.

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