Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC Urged to Finalize Infant Sleep Product Rule

With dangerous inclined sleepers still on the market, CFA and five other consumer advocacy groups urged CPSC to protect children and families.

Washington D.C.— Citing the serious risk poised by inclined sleepers, CFA, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumer Reports, Kids in Danger, Public Citizen, and U.S. PIRG Education Fund sent a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urging them to finalize their rule on infant sleep products.

To date, at least 92 infant deaths are linked to inclined sleepers, including at least 73 infant deaths reported to the CPSC and 19 additional infant deaths identified by Consumer Reports. The groups previously called for these products to be pulled from the market and have persistently called for stronger measures to promote safe sleep environments for infants.

The groups called for all infant sleep products to adhere to the strong, mandatory safety standards for bassinets, cribs, and play yards in order to protect children and families from unnecessary tragedy.