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Infant swing sold only on Amazon recalled, violates Safe Sleep for Babies Act

Federal law bans crib bumpers and sleepers marketed for infant sleep with inclines exceeding 10 degrees

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Honey Joy has recalled infant swings sold on Amazon because the product violates the Safe Sleep for Babies Act, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The federal Safe Sleep law, which took effect last year, bans products that are marketed for infant sleep and have an incline of more than 10 degrees. The law bans inclined sleepers, connected to about 115 infant deaths, as well as crib bumpers, blamed for at least 107 infant deaths. The swing also violates the Safety Standard for Infant Swings, which took effect Jan. 1, 2023. About 170 of the Honey Joy swings/sleepers were recalled.

Inclined sleepers generally are designed like the Rock ‘n Play by Fisher-Price, which was originally recalled in 2019 and connected to about 100 infant deaths, the CPSC said. Inclined infant sleepers are dangerous because babies can roll from their back to their side or stomach and suffocate. No injuries have been reported in connection with the Honey Joy swing.

Consumers should stop putting babies in the swing immediately and contact Honey Joy by email ([email protected] ) for a refund.  Amazon and California-based Honey Joy are also notifying all customers. The swings were sold exclusively on Amazon from November 2022 through January 2023; they sold for $110 to $120.

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