Consumer Reports, the independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization, writes regarding the Kids2 Ingenuity Dream & Grow Bedside Bassinet (Ingenuity bassinet) and Halo BassiNest Flex Portable Bassinet (Halo bassinet), which may not provide a level sleeping surface for infants. Expert medical guidance states that a firm, flat, noninclined sleeping surface is a key characteristic of a safe infant sleep environment that can help to reduce a baby’s risk of injury or death, including from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). We urge the CPSC to investigate and push for recalls of these bassinets to protect babies from potentially unsafe sleep spaces.
CR’s recent analysis of SaferProducts.gov reports and publicly available reviews found numerous complaints connecting these two bassinets to hazards that could create an unsafe sleep environment for infants. These reports suggest that the Ingenuity and Halo bassinets may lack stability because of their cantilevered designs and may not provide a level sleeping surface. Specifically, the instability of the bassinets may create an incline that can cause babies to roll over onto their stomachs or roll into the corner of the sleep surface, increasing the risk of suffocation.