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Jool Baby Recalls Nova Infant Baby Swings Due To Suffocation Hazard


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of Jool Baby’s Nova Infant Baby Swings. According to the CPSC, the swings pose a suffocation risk because they were marketed and intended for babies to sleep in. The infant swings have an incline angle that is greater than 10 degrees in violation of the CPSC’s Infant Sleep Products Regulation and the Safe Sleep for Babies Act. In addition, the CPSC says that the baby swing fails to meet mandatory warning requirements for sleep under the swing standard. This product was sold at notable retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Amazon.

The Fisher-Price Rock n Play Sleeper lawsuits 

This recall harkens back to the Fisher-Price Rock n Play Sleeper lawsuits. In 2019, Fisher-Price instituted a nationwide recall of their Rock n Play sleepers after 30 infants died. The infants would roll from their backs onto their stomachs and suffocate as a result. The CPSC estimates that 30 infants died due to the sleepers since they were introduced in 2009. Other investigations reported that the number of deaths was closer to 90.

The Rock n Play Sleepers positioned babies at a 30-degree incline. The current regulation requires companies that produce sleepers to position the baby at no greater than a 10-degree incline. The greater the incline, the greater the risk to the baby. The angle can constrict the baby’s windpipe by slumping their heads forward onto their chests. This makes it very hard for the baby to breathe. This, in turn, can cause death by suffocation.

Additionally, the sleeper angle can cause infants to roll over which results in the pushing of their faces into the padding. This can also cause the baby to suffocate. In other cases, babies have tipped the sleeper over and been trapped underneath it.

The parents who purchased this product assumed that the product was safe to use and that their children would sleep comfortably in it. Parents had no reason to suspect that their children risked death because of the incline of the sleeper.

In many cases, parents were unaware that the sleeper was the primary cause of their child’s death. Instead, physicians blamed the death on SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). There may still be cases out there of parents who lost children to defective sleepers without knowing it.

It wasn’t until 2021 that the CPSC began regulating baby sleeper products. The rule against inclined sleepers became effective in 2022. In 2023, the CPSC issued two final rules to codify the ban on inclined sleepers. But it wasn’t until at least 30 infants died that this regulation was passed. Today, the CPSC targets products that unlawfully incline sleepers more than 10 degrees. This product recall could save hundreds of lives.

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