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DeWoolfson's INFANT AND CHILD WARNING for Down Products.
Infant and Child Warning
We caution parents that down products of any kind are not for use by infants or very small children. Do not place any down or feather products in a crib. Do not allow infants or small children to sleep or nap, or otherwise be left unattended, on a down comforter or featherbed. We have a few reasons for this warning.
First, there is the chance that if the fine fabric shell tears or opens that the infant can inhale the fine down clusters or feathers and choke. Second, a down comforter is capable of covering an infant's mouth and blocking airways, whether it is on top of the infant or under them. Third, there is considerable scientific evidence that infants who become overheated have a greater incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Down comforters and featherbeds are extremely heat-trapping and may add to this risk.
For more information, please read our Infant and Child Warning Label attached to every DeWoolfson Down comforter and featherbed.