Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Warnings of suffocation risk from infant sleep positioners

A new report however from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the products have caused 13 suffocation deaths in young infants since 1997.  Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury death for U.S. children younger than 1-year-old, according to the CDC.

For the CDC's report, researchers reviewed information collected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) between 1997 and 2011 on the natures of deaths associated with infant sleep positioners. The devices aim to keep a baby in a specific position while sleeping.

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