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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after dozens of fatalities

(Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON –

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that anyone who bought any models of the Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact Fisher-Price for a refund.

The recall covers about 4.7 million of the sleepers, which cost between $40 and $149.

The recall comes a week after the CPSC warned people not to use the sleepers for infants older than three months old, since they are more likely to roll over.

Recall Details (provided by The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Name of product:

All Models of Rock ‘n Play Sleeper

Hazard:

Infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.

Recall date:

April 12, 2019

Units:

About 4.7 million products

Description:

This recall involves all Rock ‘n Play Sleepers.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Sold At:

Major retailers for approximately $40 to $149.

Importer(s):

Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Manufactured In:

China

Recall number:

19-105

In the past four years, 10 children under 3 months old have died after rolling over while sitting in a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play, prompting a warning to parents about the popular toy.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, all 10 children were unrestrained when they rolled from their back to their stomach or side.

Fisher-Price has warned consumers not to use the toy when infants can roll over. Now, the CPSC is warning of the risks and reminding parents.

“The reported deaths show that some consumers are still using the product when infants are capable of rolling and without using the three point harness restraint,” the CPSC said in a news release.

To learn more, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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