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(WFSB Connecticut)   CPSC files suit against manufacturer of baby napper that was just a bit too effective in putting children to sleep   (wfsb.com ) divider line
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2012-12-06 12:09:45 PM  
Products like that that are supposed to keep a baby in a single sleep position seem to be a waste of money. It's really only a matter of months before the little one is wanting to roll around in their sleep. We had a swaddling sleep sack, and despite the velcro, our little guy was breaking out of it by 3 months.

Saw a product that supposed to protect against flat-head. Had a good laugh at that one.
 
2012-12-06 01:18:51 PM  
im about as divorced from babies as a person can get. can someone tell me how babies are dieing from that thing?
 
2012-12-06 01:43:40 PM  

GF named my left testicle thundercles: im about as divorced from babies as a person can get. can someone tell me how babies are dieing from that thing?


My guess is that people thought little johnny could never possibly roll out of it so they utilized the product while placed on a table. They then would clean the house or whatnot feeling safe that little johny was right across the room sleeping on the table. You should never place a kid on any raised platform no matter the restraining devices and the perception of safety.... mind you I am guilty of feeding my kids while they sat in a bumbo that was sitting on the kitchen table, but I was always less than an arms length away.
 
2012-12-06 02:15:03 PM  
Why are people stupid?

Why would you buy that over just putting your kids in a car seat? Hell, if you get the Graco ones, you can drop the seat into a swing.
 
2012-12-06 02:20:12 PM  
The babies died because the people ignored the gigantic warning labels all over the packaging saying "DO NOT PLACE INSIDE A CRIB", "DO NOT PLACE ON ELEVATED SURFACES" and the baby rolled out off a counter top, or trapped between this thing and a crib wall.

It is the parent's gross negligence and they want paid for it damn it.
 
2012-12-06 02:21:29 PM  
I wish this would distract the CPSC from taking away our magnets...
 
2012-12-06 02:53:09 PM  
I see at most $10 worth of materials for something that sells 50k units a year for $130 retail.

I'm in the wrong line of work. Most recalled products like this never get refunded because the product users are already past using and there's little call for advertising the recall.
 
2012-12-06 03:00:21 PM  

wildcardjack: I see at most $10 worth of materials for something that sells 50k units a year for $130 retail.

I'm in the wrong line of work. Most recalled products like this never get refunded because the product users are already past using and there's little call for advertising the recall.


After going through several iterations of baby stuff, I realized that all I had to do to get rich was invent the next great baby gadget.

Then I realized that I'm not that creative.
 
2012-12-06 04:03:47 PM  
CPSC bulletin explaining the hazards. Link
 
2012-12-06 04:35:36 PM  
This stuff is scary. My baby turned 1 today and I'm still not quite 100% confident the baby will be alive in the morning.
 
2012-12-06 07:40:33 PM  
Is there Darwinism at work here? You're stupid as soon as you buy some piece of crap like this, and then to ignore the warnings? Your attempt at reproduction: fail.

Ever heard of a car seat? Useful everywhere, AKA Daddy's Little Helper, at least until they can work the buckle.
 
2012-12-06 07:57:24 PM  
There they go again, jack-booted big-government nanny-state bureaucrats, oppressing the selfless job creators who are merely working to IMPROVE the economy and kill a few babies.
 
2012-12-06 09:47:45 PM  

Nexzus: Products like that that are supposed to keep a baby in a single sleep position seem to be a waste of money. It's really only a matter of months before the little one is wanting to roll around in their sleep. We had a swaddling sleep sack, and despite the velcro, our little guy was breaking out of it by 3 months.

Saw a product that supposed to protect against flat-head. Had a good laugh at that one.


Swaddling is awesome for newborns, not just for sleeping but also feeding if you have one that gets in the way trying to "help". But, yeah, they quickly get over liking being wrapped up all the time. Then having anything around them is just a suffocation hazard.

\Still can't believe people but those crib bumpers.
 
2012-12-06 10:35:29 PM  

MugzyBrown: This stuff is scary. My baby turned 1 today and I'm still not quite 100% confident the baby will be alive in the morning.


Good. Then he might be.
 
2012-12-07 02:05:34 AM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: \Still can't believe people buy those crib bumpers


At a glance they look like a reasonable idea; you feel a little antsy about having slats just wide enough to slip an arm through. So something you can tie to the sides to keep arms out makes sense, but now you have another surface for the baby to stick it's face against and smoother as if it had a pillow, or knock a tie loose and strangle themselves.

I have a solution to all concerns, but I don't know if it exists already. I have a bit of research to do in the morning. I might have my million dollar baby invention idea with zero downside.
 
2012-12-07 09:23:24 AM  

wildcardjack: Skirl Hutsenreiter: \Still can't believe people buy those crib bumpers

At a glance they look like a reasonable idea; you feel a little antsy about having slats just wide enough to slip an arm through. So something you can tie to the sides to keep arms out makes sense, but now you have another surface for the baby to stick it's face against and smoother as if it had a pillow, or knock a tie loose and strangle themselves.

I have a solution to all concerns, but I don't know if it exists already. I have a bit of research to do in the morning. I might have my million dollar baby invention idea with zero downside.


Do what I did. Plywood. Crew 3' pieces all around the crib.... darn shame about the splinters in my kids cheeks though.
 
2012-12-07 12:45:18 PM  
farm1.static.flickr.com

There's GOT to be a better way!

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-09 02:39:45 AM  

Apik0r0s: Is there Darwinism at work here? You're stupid as soon as you buy some piece of crap like this, and then to ignore the warnings? Your attempt at reproduction: fail.

Ever heard of a car seat? Useful everywhere, AKA Daddy's Little Helper, at least until they can work the buckle.


It is recommended that baby only be in a car seat while traveling in the car. Extended sitting in a car seat can scrunch baby's chin against his head, causing serious breathing problems.
Safe places for baby to hang out include a crib, a playpen portable or otherwise, or in an infant carrier worn by a parent.
 
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