Fisher-Price recalls nearly 5 million infant sleepers following multiple deaths

Lloyd Doyle
April 13, 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling all models of Fisher-Price Rock N' Play sleepers after it was linked to over 30 infant deaths. In its initial statement, Fisher-Price said 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 Manufacturing Association (JPMA)".

Fisher-Price is recalling almost 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies rolled over in them and died since the product was introduced in 2009.

The CPSC and Fisher-Price had issued the warning last week that the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play can be unsafe for children who have exhibited the ability to roll over.

The USPSC did not reveal the exact causes of the babies' deaths, but said they died after rolling from their stomachs to their backs or sides while unrestrained in the sleeper. All 10 deaths associated with the sleepers were of infants older than 3 months.

"There is convincing evidence that the Rock n' Play inclined sleeper puts infants' lives at risk, and CPSC must step up and take immediate action to remove it from stores and prevent further tragedies".

"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.


"AAP urges parents to stop using the product immediately", the statement said.

The company is offering refunds to those who have purchased the sleepers. Tragically, that is not the case. It does not meet the AAP's recommendations for a safe sleep environment for any baby.

The recall is for all Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers.

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." .

However, on Tuesday the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) demanded the sleepers be recalled, citing Consumer Reports' analysis that recorded 32 infant deaths involving the product between 2011 and 2018.

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