The Food and Drug Administration has warned parents that products which claim to prevent of lower the change of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome are not backed by the FDA, according to recent news soureces.
The FDA has stated that the best thing parents can do to lower the occurrence of SIDS is to place the baby on his or her back while sleeping, and make sure the sleeping area is clear of anything else.
They are currently working to prevent product manufacturers from making claims that their products prevent SIDS. These include certain mattresses, crib bedding, pillows, baby monitors, crib tents, and infant positioners. The FDA has never approved a product that prevents SIDS, a condition in which an infants under one year of age dies without reason, and has requested that these medical claims are removed from the products.
A pediatric medical officer of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health stated that these products can actually cause fatalities rather than prevent them. The FDA has recorded 13 deaths in the past 13 years in relation with sleep positioners.
As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney, I hope that you and your family abide by the recommendations put forth by the FDA. Always be careful about products that make medical claims without FDA backing. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, I recommend you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.