Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper Linked to Suffocation
Another inclined sleeper product for infants has been recalled over safety concerns. While the Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper hasn’t been officially linked to any fatalities, the design is similar enough to other inclined sleeper products to warrant a recall. The inclined nature of these sleepers can lead babies to roll over to their sides and stomachs, limiting their airflow and, in some cases, causing suffocation.
Included in the Recall
The Evenflo recall includes all Pillo Portable Napper products with model number 12132125. Look for the number on the leg of the sleeper. Sold at retailers nationwide, including Amazon, Target and Kohl’s, the Pillo Portable Napper was available between May 2017 and January 2020. Should you find your sleeper falls under the recall, you can contact the manufacturer for a refund or cash voucher.
The Danger of an Incline
Parents and baby experts have searched for a way to put babies to sleep effectively and safely for a long time. Unfortunately, the latest inclined sleeper product trend has a dangerous side effect: possible suffocation. Even a ten-degree incline can cause babies to roll to their sides or stomachs as they sleep. This can lead to restricted airflow and suffocation. While no deaths have been officially tied to this particular product, the risk is very real. A wide array of brands have recalled their inclined sleepers in recent months. As more is learned about the possible risks associated with these product designs, we expect more recalls to be announced.
Injury & Death Lawsuits
In some cases, families may wish to pursue legal action against the companies who sell these products. While every case is different, a Virginia defective baby products lawyer can help families who have suffered because of lax safety standards. Contact our injury lawyers anytime at 877.544.5323.