CPSC, Fisher-Price Warn Parents About 'Sleeper' For Infants Who Roll 04/08/2019

Lloyd Doyle
April 13, 2019

One of Fisher-Price's more popular products, the Rock 'n Play, has been responsible for at least 10 infant deaths, the company revealed on Friday.

The CPSC and Fisher-Price are warning the public to stop using the sleeper if their children are 3 months old or "as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities", CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis told CNN.

Fisher-Price had previously warned consumers to stop using the product when infants can roll over and possibly fall.

The company stated on its website that it continues to stand by the safety of the Rock 'n Play Sleeper, as the seat continues to meet various safety standards.

Medical experts say the product poses a risk because infants typically begin to roll over at three months.

Amid CR's investigation-and days after we asked for comment-the federal government and Fisher-Price on April 5 issued a warning about the product, which safety advocates believe does not go far enough.

"Dr. Gold notes that devices like the Rock 'n Play can come in handy when you need to put your baby down for a moment but that parents should not get into the habit of allowing a baby to sleep in them". In all cases, the infants were not secured with the sleeper's harness.

We call on the @USCPSC to issue an immediate recall for the @FisherPrice Rock 'n Play Sleeper, which has been tied to 32 infant deaths.

The deaths of ten children in recent years have lead to parents being warned to stop using a portable cot.

Doctors advise parents to position babies on their backs in cribs, bassinets or other infant beds. We are always concerned by reports such as those we are seeing from the U.S., ' the ACCC spokesperson told The Age.

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