Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
Finance | By Kristine Clayton

Fisher-Price recalls Rock 'n Play Sleeper after 32 deaths

Fisher-Price recalls Rock 'n Play Sleeper after 32 deaths

- Fisher-Price has recalled all models of their Rock 'n Play sleeper after they received reports of infant fatalities.

A warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission has turned into a recall.

"For nearly 90 years, Fisher-Price has made the safety of children our highest priority".

People who have the product should immediately stop using it and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.

The recall did not say what caused the infants' deaths.

The recall comes one week after Fisher-Price and the CPSC issued a statement alerting parents and families to stop using the baby sleeper improperly due to at least 10 deaths that occurred after infants rolled over in the product. "Stores should remove the "Rock 'N Play Sleeper" from their shelves".

The AAP has warned that inclined sleepers such as these do not align with safe sleep guidelines, which state that babies should be put to bed alone on their backs, on a firm, flat mattress, free from soft bedding.

WHNT News 19 shared the CPSC's warning about the sleepers in early April.

In May 2018, the CPSC issued a warning to parents indicating they were "aware of infant deaths associated with inclined sleep products", specifically, "bassinet-like products with an inclined back to elevate the baby's head and torso". It also advises against using auto seats, strollers or other devices for sleeping due to the risk of rollover leading to possible suffocation or strangulation.

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. In these instances, infants who were not in restraints rolled over in the Rock 'n Play.

"The product meets all applicable safety standards, including those of the worldwide standards organization, known as ASTM global, and is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)", the statement continued.

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