PARENTS are being warned to stop using a Dunlopillo baby mattress over concerns tots could suffocate or trap their limbs while using it.
The warning has been issued by Which? after the “Baby Dunlopillo Safer Sleep Cot Bed Mattress” failed two of its key safety tests.
Firstly, the consumer group found that the mattress wasn’t firm enough to prevent babies from being smothered if they roll onto their face when sleeping.
This was the case both when testing the mattress from new and following durability tests, which simulate a few years of daily use.
In addition, Which? found that the mattress shrunk by 5cm in length after being washed twice, which could mean babies risk trapping their limbs in the gap between the mattress and the cot.
Which? says these failures could mean the mattress breaks the British Safety Standard “BS EN 16890:2017” – although this is only a voluntary standard, which means manufacturers don’t have to comply with the guidelines.
The Sun has contacted manufacturer Dunlopillo and we’ll update this story if we get a response.
Dunlopillo reportedly told Which? that the mattress complies with all applicable mandatory safety standards, and that it takes safety in its products very seriously.
It has apparently removed the product from sale while it carries out its own internal investigations.
But The Sun found it still being sold online for £249, which suggests not all retailers have taken the item off of their sites.
It’s also worth pointing out that there has been no official recall at this stage, which means you’re unlikely to be able to return the item and get a refund unless you recently purchased it.
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Earlier this year, Fisher-Price recalled almost 5million Rock ‘n Play sleepers after the deaths of 30 babies.
Ikea meanwhile, issued a safety alert over fears babies could plunge off its Sundvik changing table.
And Argos has urgently recalled a dangerous cot duvet over fears babies could overheat.
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