Fisher-Price has announced a recall of 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. The recall is for all models of the infant rockers. The recall states that consumers “should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.” It is estimated that over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.
Before the official recall, Fisher-Price and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission previously issued a warning advising consumers to stop using the product when a child reaches the age of three months “or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.” This previous warning only mentioned 10 infant deaths.
After the warning was issued by Fisher-Price and the CPSC, both Consumer Reports magazine and the American Academy of Pediatrics actively called for all of Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleepers to be removed from stores and recalled. Eventually, the full recall of all models was issued.
Consumer Reports released a statement that its investigation was ongoing and has found at least 32 babies have died. The consumer magazine stated that their investigation “has turned up deaths of babies even younger than the 3-month threshold cited in the April 5 warning, and go beyond the risk of rollover.”
Multiple families have filed lawsuits against Fisher-Price, claiming it sold the sleeper knowing the risks the sleeper posed, specifically that the sleeper leads to an increased risk of suffocation.
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