Consumer Alert: Feds recall 4.7 million Fisher-Price infant sleepers; more than 30 deaths reported since 2009

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and and Fisher-Price have issued an official recall of all Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play sleepers due to reports of more than 30 deaths since 2009. Photo: CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One of America’s most popular lines of baby sleepers has been recalled.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the official recall Friday for all Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, now linked to 32 infant deaths over the last decade.

“Since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances,” the CPSC statement said. “Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.”

Just one week ago, the CPSC and Fisher-Price issued a warning about the baby sleepers, citing a total of 10 fatalities going back to 2014. All of the deaths were among infants 3 months and older, the age when babies typically begin to roll over.

“CPSC is recommending consumers stop use of the product by 3 months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities,” the statement said.

“CPSC has previously warned consumers to use restraints in infant inclined sleep products.”

Fisher-Price called the deaths “an unimaginable tragedy.”

“Fisher-Price and every one of our employees take the responsibility of being part of your family seriously, and we are committed to earning that trust every day,” the company said.

The CPSC estimates 4.7 million sleepers are included in the recall.

The sleepers were sold by major retailers with prices ranging for $40 to $149.


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