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CPSC Warns Consumers to Immediately Stop Using Chibebe Snuggle Pods Due to Suffocation Hazard; Violation of the Federal Ban on Infant Pillows; Sold Exclusively on Chibebe.com

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to immediately stop using the Chibebe Snuggle Pods because they pose a suffocation hazard to infants. The snuggle pods violate the infant pillow ban because of their flexible fabric covering, loose filling, and ability to easily flatten and conform to an infant's body or face.

CPSC issued a Notice of Violation to the manufacturer, Millisage LLC, d/b/a Chibebe, of Sheridan, Wyoming, but the firm has not agreed to recall these infant pillows or offer a remedy to consumers.

The snuggle pods were sold online at chibebe.com from September 2021 through November 2023 for about $99. CPSC evaluated the snuggle pods in the "Bloom" style and images of other models and determined that all the company's snuggle pods sold in a variety of styles and colors are subject to the federal ban. When filled, the snuggle pods measure 28.4 in (L) by 20.5 in (W) and are inclined. The seat is made from stretch Lycra material and the base is made from polyester fabric. The snuggle pods come with a harness, a toddler seat, and an inner filling bag for the beans. 

CPSC urges consumers to stop using the snuggle pods immediately, separate the snuggle pod case and inner filling bag, and dispose of the snuggle pod case and inner filling bag, as well as the bead filling.

Parents and caregivers are reminded:

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

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Release Number: 24-204


SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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