Fisher-Price’s Rock N Play Recalled After 30 Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price’s Rock N Play Recalled After 30 Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price’s Rock N Play Recalled After 30 Infant Deaths

Toymaker Fisher-Price has recalled almost five million of its Rock'n'Play sleepers after more than 30 babies died in them in 10 years.

The voluntary recall comes a week after Fisher-Price and CPSC issued a safety warning on the sleepers.

At least 32 infant fatalities linked to the sleeper model have occurred since 2009, the safety commission said.

"We can not put any more children's lives at risk by keeping these unsafe products on the shelves", Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Task Force on SIDS, said earlier in the week.

The AAP's notice appears to have been prompted by an investigation from Consumer Reports, whose president said in a statement the Rock 'n Play recall was "long overdue".

The recall is thought to cover about 4.7m sleepers, which were sold for between $40 and $149 over the past ten years. "I am glad to see this product off the market and urge all parents to talk to their pediatricians about how to keep their babies safe during sleep time and any time".

Earlier this month Fisher-Price warned consumers to stop using the sleeper once their babies start to roll over, typically around three months old. Tragically, that is not the case.

Their son, 5-month-old Ezra, was napping in the sleeper while his father, Keenan Overton, was asleep on the couch next to him. "All other inclined sleepers should be investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission".

The infant deaths were tallied by an analysis from the consumer watchdog group, Consumer Reports. The sleepers, a soft cradle that vibrates, are used to put babies to sleep.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Fisher-Price has issued a warning after reports of death when infants roll over while using their Rock 'N Play.

The company said it would refund purchases for the sleepers.

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