Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died

Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died

Troy Powers
April 13, 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling all models of Fisher-Price Rock N' Play sleepers after it was linked to over 30 infant deaths.

Fisher-Price says parents and caregivers should stop using the devices immediately.

Fisher-Price recalled almost five million infant sleepers on Friday, after more than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year period.

Following a warning about a popular product for newborns that can be risky for children, The Consumer Product Safety Commission has now issued a recall of all Rock n' Play sleepers.

The CPSC has estimated the recall affects about 4.7m products.

As a result, both the USPSC and Fisher-Price warned parents to stop using the rocking crib without restraints once their children were more than three months old.

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Just last week, the CPSC and Fisher-Price issued a warning about the product, which retailed for $49 to $149 and was sold at several major retailers dating back to 2009. Tragically, that is not the case.

The USPSC did not reveal the exact causes of the babies' deaths, but said they died after rolling from their stomachs to their backs or sides while unrestrained in the sleeper.

On April 8, Consumer Reports said that many children who died were younger than 3 months of age. "Stores should remove the "Rock 'N Play Sleeper" from their shelves".

More information is available on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website. "Anyone with a Rock 'n Play Sleeper should be given a full refund".

Patty Davis, a spokeswoman with CPSC, had said the commission was aware of the report of additional fatalities and were looking into those deaths.

"The AAP advises against using auto seats, strollers or other devices for sleep", the AAP said, "because of the risk that a baby could roll or turn into an unsafe position and be incapable of moving, leading to suffocation or strangulation". The product was manufactured in China.