They are intended to keep a baby in a specific position while sleeping and are intended for infants under six months old.The number of deaths linked to the devices in the US came to 12 from 1997 to 2010 and the FDA said there were no latest figures available.A health watchdog has warned parents that baby sleep positioners can cause their newborns to suffocate following reports of 12 deaths in the US.
The Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – the FDA's UK equivalent – said for this same reason the items do not fall under their remit and suggested they are a Trading Standards issue.
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'Our team will be informing sellers and removing any listings that contravene our policies.' FDA is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners.
These products –sometimes also called 'nests' or 'anti-roll' products – can cause suffocation that can lead to death.
A spokesperson said: 'There is evidence to suggest that babies are at higher risk of SIDS if they have their heads covered and some items added to a cot may increase the risk of head-covering.