I know lots of moms who swear by these. Daycare has 2 of them and are always rotating kids in there for sleep. I didn't have one with DD, but was thinking of using a recent gift certificate that we got to get one.
Now, from what I understand, the deaths are related to consumers not using them as instructed. After the first incident in 2010, the company revised the warnings to be more clear and created an instructional video. Specifically it shoudl be used on the floor with the harness. People were putting them on tables or in cribs/pack-n-plays.... which admittedly I was thinking I'd want to do b/c it would prevent the dog from getting up in the baby's face and make me feel more comfortable leaving the dog in the room with the baby (not that he's ever done anything... but they always say never to leave a dog alone in a room with an infant). Anyway - not sure that I would have paid attention to the instructions.... scary.
Not looking to start a big debate or judging session - just interested in people's thoughts.
I feel like it's a shame if this product is pulled from the market. It doesn't seem to me that it's an unsafe product... and certainly infant deaths occur under a variety of unfortunate circumstances. I don't know... what do you all think?