A number of cots and baby carriers have been found to be dangerous for babies.
The width and length of the Baby Go-Sleeper changing table were found to be smaller than the standard requirement.
The BabyGo-Sleeper travel cot also does not conform with the applicable standards because of a number of holes and openings in the corners of the cot, between the fabric and the frame and between the lid and the fabric and the structure of the cot on all sides of the green fabric of the lid. Apart from this, on the outside of the cot, there is a pocket which poses the risk of the infant’s head being trapped inside it. The cot’s mechanism also disengages when the force stipulated by the standard is applied.
The Infantino-Swift baby carrier was also found not to conform to applicable standards due to a failure in the durability test.
When tested, another product, namely the Clippasafe-Carramio baby carrier broke when it was tested with the load.
The MCCAA is, therefore, warning consumers not to use these products and to take them back from where they were purchased.
The Authority said that it was taking enforcement action against those operators who are found to have provided these products to consumers.
For more information, one may contact the MCCAA on [email protected]