Second Hand Baby Crib Safety Warning

bednest-cribCharity shops and other second hand retailers are being urged be on the lookout for Bednest bedside cribs, of the type that has been linked by the West Sussex Coroner to the death of a baby in West Sussex.

The seven week old baby was found with her neck resting on the partially lowered crib side. The provisional cause of death stated by the Coroner was asphyxia.

The full inquest is due later in the year.

Following the death last year, Bednest Ltd notified its known customers of the availability of a modification kit that prevents the sides from being partially lowered to remove any possibility of a risk of asphyxiation.

The company maintain the product was not unsafe but issued the modification as a precaution, accepting that experts believe there is a small but plausible risk of death or injury.

While Bednest Ltd. is monitoring second hand online sales, some cribs are still finding their way onto the second-hand market in an unmodified state and potentially without proper instructions on not leaving the baby unattended with the sides folded down.

Suffolk Trading Standards urge anyone who has bought or is selling a Bednest crib to check it has had the modification and updated instructions by going to the Bednest website:

Residents are asked if they see any second-hand Bednest cribs either on-line or in shops to let Trading Standards know by calling Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506

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