Product News From The Consumer Product Safety Commission

Arm's Reach Concepts Institutes Recall of Infant Bed-Side Sleepers due to Suffocation and Fall Hazards. The recall was instituted in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Consumers should immediately stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.

The official product name is: Infant Bed-Side Sleepers

There are approximately 76,000 units.

Manufacturer: Arm's Reach Concepts Inc. (Oxnard, California).

Noted hazardous condition: When fabric liner infants attached in a secure fashion, infants could fall from the raised mattress portions into looser such fabric at the bottom of the bed-side sleeper or can become entrapped which poses risks of suffocation.

There have been 10 such 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. No injuries have been reported.

The Arm's Reach Concepts Inc. recall involves a product called a "co-sleeper". One side of the bed-side sleepers is lower than the others to allow positioning near a bed and access to the infant for care and feeding.

Note further that the manufacture date and model number can be found on a sticker on one of the unit's legs. Model numbers associated with the recall begin with:

Originals        -           8108, 8133, 8111, 8112 & 8199

Universal       -           8311

These units are sold in Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide from September 1997 through December 2001 at a cost of approximately $160.

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