New Parents and expecting parents often trust baby brands to create and sell safe equipment for their new bundles of joy. Unfortunately, the baby industry is competitive, causing certain brands to cut corners and rush new exciting products to market without thorough safety testing. When hazards are discovered by the public this forces companies to address and remedy the issue. Sometimes it is too late to remedy—such is the case of the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide, which tragically caused the death of four infants in 2019 and 2020. The four infants who passed away after their parents used the Glider were reportedly placed on their backs unrestrained in the product and later found on their stomachs, resulting in suffocation. These incidents occurred between April 2019 and February 2020.
This has led the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price to announce recalls of over 55,000 Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders in early June of 2021. The recall involves model numbers CHP56, CHP55 and CBT81 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers, and model numbers GDD28, GDD39, GDD41, GGW85, GNX43, GVG43, HBD26 and HBD27 of the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders. The model number is located on the underside of the base. The Gliders were sold at juvenile product stores and mass merchandisers nationwide and online, including Walmart, Target stores and Amazon.com. Fisher Price is offering refunds to consumers who purchased the Gliders.
In addition to the recent Fisher-Price recalls, popular baby brand Ergobaby has recalled over 2,800 METROUS Strollers in Late May of 2021. The recall is due to a potential choking hazard, and it is applicable to all METROUS1, METROUS2 and METROUS4 Compact City Strollers that were designed with a black release button. The button has reportedly failed on numerous occasions causing a choking hazard to young children in the stroller. The strollers were sold online at ErgoBaby.com, AlbeeBaby.com and Amazon.com. Ergobaby is offering to remedy the potential hazard by replacing the defective strollers.
If your infant or child has been injured or died as the result of a choking or suffocation incident involving the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers, Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders, or the Ergobaby METROUS Stroller, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1‑800-870-9584.