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NCLA intends to file suit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission for Commissioner Richard Trumka’s violating Dreamland Baby Co.’s constitutional and statutory rights. Dreamland creates infant and toddler products. Trumka issued disparaging statements to the public and to retailers creating the false impression that the company’s wearable infant sleep sacks have caused infant deaths. NCLA warns CPSC and Trumka to preserve all documentation and internal and external communications related to Dreamland and demands an end to this illegal attack on the company.

Trumka’s unlawful campaign against Dreamland convinced multiple retailers to stop selling its products and has significantly impacted Dreamland’s ability to continue operations. Trumka made a proposal to “pursue a mandatory standard to address foreseeable risks posed by” weighted infant sleep products, which would have required CPSC to “update all safe sleep messaging and guidance to incorporate” CDC and NIH’s “recent advice on weighted infant sleep products.” CPSC rejected that proposal by a 3-1 November vote, with Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric saying he did not believe the agency had conducted enough research to pursue rulemaking on the issue in 2024.

Trumka subsequently sent retailers letters disparaging Dreamland’s products and issued a public statement saying “Beware: Weighted Infant Swaddles and Blankets are Unsafe for Sleep; Retailers Should Consider Stopping Sales.” These actions disregard the Consumer Product Safety Act’s required rulemaking processes, preference for voluntary standards, and show impermissible bias against Dreamland.

Dreamland CEO Tara Williams created their first weighted wearable sleep blanket sack for her son in his infancy. The woman-owned small business has gone on to help more than a million families worldwide. Dreamland is already working with industry counterparts, CPSC staff, and consumers to develop a voluntary standard including these products and other wearable blankets and swaddles. Trumka’s cancel-now-ask-questions-never approach harms families who seek safe and effective sleep solutions.

Kara Rollins
Litigation Counsel
Jenin Younes
Litigation Counsel
NCLA FILINGS

Notice of Request to Preserve All Documents and Electronically Stored Information as Defined by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34 Regarding Dreamland Baby Co.

May 9, 2024 | Read More

PRESS RELEASES

NCLA Plans to Sue CPSC over Comm’r Trumka’s Illegal Efforts to Stop Sales of Weighted Sleep Sacks

May 9, 2024 | Read More

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