Arm’s Reach Infant Co-Sleepers Are Recalled Due To Suffocation, Entrapment and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has just announced a recall of about 76,00 Arms Reach Infant Bed-side sleepers due to the possibility of babies falling when the fabric liner is not used or securely attached. If this happens, infants can become entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the sleeper or they could fall from the raised mattress onto the loose fabric at the bottom of the sleeper.

Although no injuries have been reported, the CPSC and Arm’s Reach have received 10 reports of infants who have fallen and/or become entrapped.

This recall includes all Arm’s Reach Original and Universal styles with manufacture dates between September 1997 and December 2001, which were sold at Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores between the dates mentioned above.

The manufacture date and model number can be found on a sticker on one of the product’s legs. Model numbers included in the recall begin with:

Originals – 8108, 8133, 8111, 8112 & 8199
Universal – 8311

It is advised that consumers stop using the sleepers immediately and visit Arms Reach to view and download assembly instructions to make sure the product is properly put together. You can also contact the company by phone or via the company website to receive hard-copy instructions by mail and an assembly/warning label. If the fabric liner or other components are missing, you should immediately contact Arm’s Reach for an alternative remedy.

For additional information, contact Arm’s Reach at (800) 954-9353 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.armsreach.com.