By Adam W. Pittman on April 18, 2019
Fisher-Price is recalling more than 4.7 million of the company’s Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has linked the product to over 30 infant deaths in 10 years.
The decision comes a week after the commission and Fisher-Price issued a warning about the product, prompting calls from the American Academy of Pediatrics and grieving parents for an immediate recall.
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Over 30 Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper
The commission said Friday that “over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances” since 2009. Fisher-Price has stated that “consumers should immediately stop using the product.”
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The American Academy of Pediatrics argued that continued availability of the Rock ‘n Play put babies at grave risk and that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) safety warning was not strong enough. Mattel, the parent company of Fisher-Price, is not admitting to any product flaws.
Experts Warn Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Plays Aren’t Safe for Sleep
The Rock ’n Play’s box states it is “great for overnight sleep,” and the Fisher-Price website said the product’s “inclined seat helps baby sleep all night long.” These claims, however, go against SIDS prevention guidelines. According to the AAP, babies are supposed to sleep safely on their backs, on firm, flat surfaces that don’t move, without pillows or blankets.
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The danger of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play comes from its design. The reclining position of the sleeper means that shifting babies may become trapped and suffocate on the cloth sides. This risk is higher for older children who can roll, but even infants who are unable to roll have died in the sleeper.
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