Recall Alert: Grão de Gente Baby Nests

Recall Alert: Grão de Gente Baby Nests

Time for another important product recall alert. This time, we're looking at several models of Grão de Gente baby nests. We've talked about the importance of safe sleep for babies many times before. Unfortunately, these nests don't make the cut. In fact, they could be quite risky. From missing stands to fabric openings that don't meet safety standards, these cozy spots are more risky than restful.

What Happened with the Grão de Gente Baby Nests? 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products has flagged these baby nests for several serious safety violations. In this case, these faults can lead to risks of suffocation, potential falls, and entrapment. Luckily, no incidents or injuries have been reported yet. But with around 430 units out there, it is better to be safe than sorry. 

Which Grão de Gente Baby Nests are Being Recalled?

The recall of the Grão de Gente baby nests is due to key failures, including the absence of a stand. This compromises stability and increases the chance of dangerous falls. Additionally, the sides of the nests fall below the CPSC's minimum side height limit. The sleeping pad thickness also exceeds the maximum allowable limit. When combined, these factors can easily lead to infants falling out of enclosed openings at the foot of the Grão de Gente baby nests or becoming entrapped.

Furthermore, the inclusion of head pillows in certain baby nest designs violates the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021. These pillows create inclined sleep surfaces exceeding ten degrees, which can be dangerous.

Tragically, infant fatalities associated with inclined sleepers have occurred due to infants rolling from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained. Many of our longtime readers have no doubt seen our older posts warning about inclined sleepers.

What You Need to Do

Given the gravity of these safety concerns, it is imperative that consumers stop using the recalled Grão de Gente baby nests immediately. Zazaba International Inc. is offering full refunds and instructions on how to properly dispose of the product. They're even reaching out to known customers directly to make things easier.

Many consumers might have purchased one of these Grão de Gente baby nests via between March 2023 and August 2023.

Here's how to reach out to Zazaba International Inc.:

Photos of Some of the Grão de Gente Baby Nests Being Recalled

For the full list, and even more photos, head to the CPSC’s official listing. They’ll have more information and instructions for you there.

The Importance of Safe Sleep for Your Baby

For parents and caregivers, our babies sleep safety is paramount. This is especially true when you realize the sobering reality that approximately 3,500 sleep-related deaths among infants in the United States each year. While progress has been made, recent years have seen a plateau in reducing these tragic occurrences. However, according to recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a few extra steps can help safeguard little ones during their slumber.

Here are some key tips from the AAP to help safeguard your baby's sleep:

  • Back to Sleep: Always place your baby on their back to sleep to reduce the risk of suffocation. Laying on their side or belly could be dangerous.
  • Firm Surface, Safe Sleep: Use a firm mattress covered with a fitted sheet to minimize the risk of suffocation and entrapment.
  • Keep it Bare: Keep soft objects and loose bedding out of your baby's sleep area to prevent blocked airways.
  • Room Sharing, Not Bed Sharing: Share a room with your baby for the first 6 to 12 months, but ensure they have their own sleep surface to reduce the risk of suffocation, strangulation, and entrapment.
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