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Under pressure, CPSC recalls Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after reported fatalities

Posted: 3:18 PM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 16:24:31-04
Under pressure, CPSC recalls Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after reported fatalities

Two days after the American Academy of Pediatrics urged the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, the CPSC announced the recall of all 4.7 million of the units on Friday.

According to the CPSC, more than 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers since 2009, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.

The announcement comes after an investigation by Consumer Reports indicated that 32 deaths were tied to the rockers. The report came following a CPSC warning last week that tied 10 fatalities to the rockers.

The CPSC previously recommended consumers stop using the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.

The CPSC now urges consumers to immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.

The recall is for all Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. The sleepers were sold at major retailers throughout the United States for approximately $40 to $149.

“We cannot put any more children’s lives at risk by keeping these dangerous products on the shelves,” Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Task Force on SIDS, said earlier in the week. “The Rock ‘n Play inclined sleeper should be removed from the market immediately. It does not meet the AAP’s recommendations for a safe sleep environment for any baby. Infants should always sleep on their back, on a separate, flat and firm sleep surface without any bumpers or bedding.”