Baby Nests: Do You Use a Baby Sleep Positioner?

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

CPSC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are warning parents and caregivers to stop using a baby positioner. Over the past 13 years CPSC and FDA have received 12 reports of infants between the ages of 1 month and 4 months who have died when they suffocated in these positioners or when they became trapped between a sleep positioner and the side of a crib or bassinet. CPSC has received numerous reports of infants who were placed on their backs or sides in a baby sleep positioner, only to be found later in potentially hazardous positions within or next to the sleep positioners.

FDA Issues Warning about Baby Sleep Positioners

Every parent wants their baby to sleep soundly and comfortably, which is why companies market “sleep positioners” to parents of newborns. Typically, the positioners consist of a mat with two raised bolsters or a wedge to raise the baby’s head, and are often called “nests.” Manufacturers may promise that the positioners prevent rolling over, reflux, or flat head syndrome.

But the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns parents to avoid using sleep positioners, saying that they can cause suffocation and, tragically, lead to death. You can read the FDA warning here.

Lemberg Law is investigating of sleep positioner manufacturers. If you’ve bought a baby nest and are interested in potentially becoming a class action plaintiff in a false advertising lawsuit, we’d like to hear from you.

Sergei Lemberg

About the Author:

Sergei Lemberg is an attorney focusing on consumer law, class actions related to automotive issues, and personal injury litigation. With nearly two decades of experience, his areas of practice include Lemon Law (vehicle defects), Debt Collection Harassment, TCPA (illegal robocalls and texts), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Overtime claims, Personal Injury cases, and Class Actions. He has consistently been recognized as the nation's "most active consumer attorney." In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case Duguid v. Facebook. He is also the author of "Defanging Debt Collectors," a guide that empowers consumers to fight back against debt collectors and prevail, as well as "Lemon Law 101: The Laws That Lemon Dealers Don't Want You to Know."

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