By Adam W. Pittman on June 28, 2019
Fisher-Price has recalled 71,000 infant play yards with inclined-sleeper attachments, despite no death or injuries associated with the product – and no apparent product defects.
Fisher-Price’s decision to yank its Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard with an inclined sleeper off the market marks the company’s full retreat from product safety concerns, grieving parents and regulators.
The move comes several weeks after the company recalled 4.7 million of its popular Rock ‘n Play inclined sleepers after the product was linked with more than 30 infant deaths.
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The April 12 recall of the Rock ‘n Play sparked debates over how a product clearly violating safe-sleep practices was developed and allowed to be sold for a decade. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies should sleep flat on their backs in a crib or bassinet. However, the Rock ‘n Play was developed without safety testing and marketed to parents as a safe “overnight sleeper.”
Despite the recall of the Rock ‘n Play, many other companies continue to sell similar sleepers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that more than 50 deaths have been linked to these dangerous products, and the death toll associated with inclined sleepers has continued to climb.
But that could eventually change.
Consumer advocates, including the AAP, have asked for a complete ban on the sale of inclined sleepers. Lawmakers in California are also working to pass legislation that supports the ban.
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