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Was Your Baby Injured By a Dangerous Infant Incline Sleeper

Dangerous infant inclined sleepers were sold beginning in 2009 until 2020, and have since been recalled because of their ties to serious infant injuries and fatalities. Manufacturers including Fisher-Price, Kids II, Summer Infant, Evenflow, and Graco have subsequently recalled their own inclined sleep products. These products pose significant suffocation risk to babies, contrasting with American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for safe infant sleeping.

Graco’s loungers and inclined sleepers make up one of the largest of these recalls. If your infant, and your family, have been harmed by one of these hazardous products, contact a product liability lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options. Legal action may be an option if your child suffered asphyxiation, airway obstruction, suffocation, or sudden infant death. Our infant injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw offer a free case review, and will advise you about your pursuit of a product liability claim for these defective and dangerous inclined sleepers.

Graco Inclined Sleeper Product Recalls

While Graco hasn’t reported any injuries directly associated with their products yet, similar products have been linked to severe infant injuries and at least 70 deaths. These products pose significant suffocation risk. Parents should stop using these sleepers and loungers immediately and contact a dangerous product attorney if your baby has recently suffered an injury while using a sleeper.

Recalled in December 2020, these Graco inclined products and accessories sold at stores nationwide including Target, Amazon, Babies R Us, and more:

  • Graco Little Lounger Rocking Seat, recalled in Jan 2020
  • Graco Inclined Sleeper Accessory included with 4 models of playards, recalled in Dec 2020
    • Graco Pack ‘n Play Rock ‘n Grow Playard
    • Graco Pack ‘n Play Day2Dream Playard with Bedside Sleeper
    • Graco Pack ‘n Play Everest Playard
    • Graco Pack ‘n Play Nuzzle Nest Playard

If your baby was harmed while using any of the Graco products listed above, contact a product liability lawyer. An experienced attorney will provide advice and guidance about your specific situation.

Why Are Inclined Sleepers and Loungers So Dangerous?

Inclined sleepers position babies between 10 to 30 degrees while resting. The angle created may cause a baby’s head to slump forward, which can obstruct or compress their airway. The angle also makes it easier for an infant to roll onto their stomach without the strength or ability to roll back over.

While the plush feeling material that lines these sleepers can seem incredibly comfortable, it also poses a risk of suffocation. The American Academy of Pediatrics has long recommended that babies sleep flat on their backs on a bare, firm surface. These sleepers and loungers, however surround the baby with additional material that has limited breathability when pressed up against.

If you have questions, our inclined sleeper injury lawyers can help. Our attorneys will be able to address any initial questions you have about your specific case and determine whether filing a product liability may be appropriate.

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It is the responsibility of all manufacturers to create products that adhere to public safety standards. Unfortunately, Graco—and other manufacturers of infant inclined sleepers—created and distributed a product that failed to satisfy these responsibilities. Was your baby injured by a dangerous infant incline sleeper? If so, our lawyers offer our sincere sympathies and support. Contacting a dangerous product attorney will not elevate all of the pain your family has suffered, but may start you on a journey toward justice.

The infant injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have extensive experience fighting on behalf of victims of all ages who have been injured by defective products. To schedule your obligation-free initial consultation, fill out our online contact form or call us toll free at 800-862-1260.

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