Sen. Gillibrand, Experts, Call To Ban Products Linked To Infant Deaths

Kimberly Dole
October 27, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, local officials, medical experts, and a New Yorker who lost her infant son due to unsafe sleeping conditions called on retailers Sunday to immediately pull infant sleeping products and inform consumers who previously purchased these items after a shocking study revealed that more infant deaths were linked to the products.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently released a study showing that no infant sleep product with more than a 10-degree incline is safe for babies.

The Commission is working toward effectively banning these products and its staff has proposed new safety rules.

Many New York parents and caretakers could still unknowingly be putting their babies at risk by using popular products that have been linked to infant deaths because the Commission must still undergo a vote and a lengthy public comment period before a ban can be put in place.

Gillibrand calls for these products to be removed from stores immediately.