Ama­zon still sell­ing baby po­si­tion­ers

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RE­TAIL gi­ant Ama­zon was con­tin­u­ing to sell baby sleep po­si­tion­er­slast week de­spite fears they can cause ba­bies to suf­fo­cate.

Sev­eral other firms, in­clud­ing John Lewis and Tesco, have re­moved the prod­ucts from their web­sites after US au­thor­i­ties is­sued a fresh warn­ing, say­ing they were un­safe.

The US Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FDA) has linked the prod­ucts to at least 12 baby deaths in Amer­ica – which oc­curred when ba­bies rolled from their side to their front and suf­fo­cated.

The po­si­tion­ers, which are some­times called nests or wedges, are in­tended to keep the baby in one place on their back and are mar­keted as suit­able for use up to six months of age.

Some par­ents use them hop­ing their baby will sleep longer due to the in­fant feel­ing cosy or “co­cooned”, while oth­ers be­lieve they cut the symp­toms of re­flux.

While some re­tail­ers have taken ac­tion to re­move the prod­ucts from their web­sites, oth­ers, in­clud­ing Ama­zon and Jo Jo Ma­man Bébé, still have them for sale.

A spokes­woman for Jo Jo Ma­man Bébé said it was still sell­ing the prod­ucts but was “in­ves­ti­gat­ing the is­sue as a mat­ter of ur­gency with our sup­pli­ers.”

A spokes­woman for Ama­zon, which still has a range of sleep po­si­tioner prod­ucts for sale, said the firm would not be com­ment­ing.

A state­ment from John Lewis said: “We have one baby sleep po­si­tioner and we are re­mov­ing it from sale.” It still has a range of ‘nests’ and ‘pods’ for sale.

A Tesco spokesman said: “We have re­moved these prod­ucts from our web­site.”

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