ALERT: Bednest Ltd. recalls bedside cribs

Starting date:
April 27, 2015
Posting date:
April 27, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-53115

Affected products

Bednest Bedside Crib

Product description

This recall involves the Bednest bedside cribs by Bednest Ltd. One side of the bedside sleeping product is lower than the others to allow positioning near a bed and access to the infant for care and feeding.

Hazard identified

In Canada, these recalled bedside sleeping products are not compliant with various requirements under the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations. For example:

  • These products do not meet the minimum side height requirement for cribs established by the Regulations.

The use of a bedside sleeping product with a side lowered can lead to the following hazards:

  • If the space between the bed and the product is too wide, a baby can become trapped. It may seem like there is no gap, but one might be created when the adult lies down,
  • If the fabric over the frame is not securely attached, it can bunch up when the side is folded down, creating an opening between the fabric and the product's frame. This opening can cause a baby to suffocate or fall.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these bedside sleeping products in Canada.

Health Canada has become aware of the death of a 7-week old infant in the United Kingdom, who strangled when she became entrapped with her neck on the top rail of the lowered side of the bedside sleeping product.

Number sold

While there have been direct sales to Canadian consumers the number of recalled bedside sleeping products sold to Canadian consumers is unknown.

Time period sold

The time period sold is unknown.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Europe.

Companies

Distributor
Bednest Ltd.
Stratford Upon Avon
UNITED KINGDOM

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed-side sleeping products.

Parents and caregivers should never leave a child unattended in a bedside sleeping product with the side lowered.  Room sharing is a safer sleeping choice for babies than the use of bedside sleeping products.

Health Canada encourages parents and caregivers to follow the safe sleep advice outlined in Is Your Child Safe: Sleep Time.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.