Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died

by Ben Pena April 14, 2019, 1:00
Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died

Fisher-Price has recalled 4.7 million Rock 'n Play infant sleepers linked to 32 deaths the last decade. CPSC has previously warned consumers to use restraints in infant inclined sleep products.

It was sold in major retailers for $40-$149.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred when infants rolled over while unrestrained "or other circumstances" since the product was introduced in 2009.

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.

On April 5, the federal government and Fisher-Price issued a warning about the product, which does not align with the recommendations of medical experts in regards to how babies should be positioned.

All models of Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleepers have been recalled after infant deaths were reported.

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A baby sleeper that has been linked to more than 30 infant deaths in the United States has been recalled in Australia.

The infant deaths were tallied by an analysis from the consumer watchdog group, Consumer Reports. Tragically, that is not the case.

The CPSC said parents should never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys or other items to places where babies sleep - cribs, bassinets, play pens or inclined sleepers. "We need to step up efforts to assure safety in products before they go on store shelves or into our homes".

The AAP does not recommend any sleeping products for infants or any products that require restraining a baby.

Earlier this week, following the article from Consumer Reports, Fisher-Price said its Rock 'n Play Sleeper "meets all applicable safety standards".

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