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Dubai govt warns of sleep positioners' death risk to infants

02 October 2010

The Dubai Municipality has announced it will ask retailers in the emirate to take off their shelves infant sleep positioners after they were found to pose death risk to babies, Khaleej Times has reported. The announcement follows an international warning issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which received reports of 12 babies suffocated in these positioners over the past 13 years. "We will allow them to sell only the ones with the FDA's clearance," Redha Hassan Salman, director of municipality's public health and safety department told the daily. "Our inspectors will start checking shops from Sunday. However, our focus is more on the users, the parents.

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