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Feds Warn Parents: Do Not Use La-La-Me Infant Loungers Due to Suffocation Risk

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the loungers put babies at risk for suffocation and falling

By Physician’s Briefing Staff HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Parents and caregivers are being advised to immediately stop using La-La-Me Infant Loungers because they pose a risk to babies of suffocation and falling.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the warning Thursday. It said the loungers failed to meet its Infant Sleep Products Rule for several reasons. The product’s seller, La-La-Me of Bellmore, New York, has not agreed to a recall.

Among the safety issues cited by the CPSC: The lounger lacks a stand and does not meet requirements for side height, fabric-sided openings, markings, labeling, and instructional literature. Both the lounger and its packaging lack a tracking label with the date of manufacture, which is required for children’s products, the CPSC said. It urged consumers to stop using the product immediately, cut the fabric, and throw it out.

The products were advertised as “organic newborn loungers.” They were sold in printed fabrics and solid colors including beige, pink, blue, and white for $60 to $130. The word LaLaMe is printed on an attached label.

While the Infant Sleep Products Rule applies to products manufactured after June 23, 2022, the CPSC urges firms to consider not selling noncompliant infant sleep products, even with an earlier manufacture date.

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