Sleeping with a nursing pillow or a lounging pad could spell danger for infants, according to a new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
On Wednesday, the consumer agency warned parents that “pillow-like infant products, including nursing pillows and ‘lounging pads,’ are not designed for sleep and are not safe for sleep.”
CPSC also announced that the agency is investigating infant deaths that might be related to the use of pillow-like products.
“The initial assessment of incidents shows deaths when children are left on or near pillows, and the child rolls over, rolls off, or falls asleep. CPSC is investigating the entire class of products,” the statement reads.
The CPSC didn’t name any specific brands in its announcement but said it is in the process of analyzing incident data in an effort to provide “more clarity to the public on any risks associated with these products.”