Fisher-Price recently issued a recall of its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers as well as its 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders after the products were linked to four infant deaths. The infants were reportedly placed on their backs unrestrained in the product and later found on their stomachs. The four infants were between eleven weeks and four months old.
“These types of incidents are heart-breaking,” said Robert Adler, Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. “Loving parents put their babies in these products never expecting a tragedy. Inclined products, such as gliders, soothers, rockers and swings are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation.”
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold nationwide in Walmart and Target stores and on Amazon.com. These products were sold from January 2014 through May 2021. A list of model numbers for all of the recalled products can be found here. The model number for each product is located on the underside of the base.
This is not the first time Fisher-Price products have been associated with infant deaths. In 2019, Fisher-Price recalled Rock ’n Play Sleepers after more than 30 reports of infant fatalities. “This product is deadly and should be recalled immediately,” Kyle Yasuda, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, remarked at the time. “When parents purchase a product for their baby or child, many assume that if it’s being sold in a store, it must be safe to use. Tragically, that is not the case.”
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