Thursday, September 30, 2010

Government advises against use of infant sleep positioners

As reported in multiple sources, the Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising parents against the use of infant sleep positioners since the devices may cause a suffocation risk for children.  The devices, which are intended to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), have been implicated in at least twelve deaths.  According to the AP, the American Academy of Pediatrics has long advised against use of the devices, which often use foam to keep infants on their backs.

Articles:
New York Times
Associated Press

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