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Recall - Infant Bed-Side Co-Sleepers

The following recall notice is from HSW:

Event Highlights
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports of a recall involving Infant Bed-Side Co-Sleepers by Arm's Reach Concepts Inc.  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.

See HSW Product Details tab for specifics on the affected items.

CPSC and Arm's Reach have received 10 reports of infants falling from the raised mattress into the bottom of the sleeper or becoming entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the bed-side sleeper.

Recalled sleepers were sold in the U.S. at Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide from September 1997 through December 2001 for about $160. The Arm's Reach Conceptswebpage lists several Canadian stores that carry Arm's Reach products.
Corrective Action:Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed-side sleepers and to view and download assembly instructions and to make sure that the product is properly configured. Consumers should also contact the company by phone or via the company website to receive hard-copy instructions by mail and an assembly/warning label. Consumers who are missing the fabric liner or other components should immediately contact Arm's Reach for an alternative remedy.Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Arm's Reach at (800) 954-9353 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website

HSW Comment: At the time of posting this Event, Health Canada had not issued any information about this recall. Because the recalled items may have been sold in Canada, we elected to post this information prior to any official notice from Health Canada.  If additional information becomes available, we will update this Event.  JA

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