On Fri., April 12, Fisher-Price issued an official recall on approximately 4 million Rock ‘N Play Sleepers as a result of 30 infant deaths since 2015, attributed to the use of these products. The recall came a week after a joint statement between the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission which issued a safety warning on Apr. 5, advising parents of the potential for injury or death with older infants.
The CPSC and Fisher-Price is recommending parents to stop using all models of the product and contact the company for a refund. Read on for a full explanation of why the company has issued a warning and a subsequent recall.
photo: Courtesy of CPSC
According to the CPSC, 30 infants who were three months or older have died while using Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play products since 2015 as a result of rolling “from their back to their stomach or side” while unconstrained. Fisher-Price did not immediately respond to Red Tricycle’s request for comment, but the manufacturer does have a comprehensive website addressing the current safety warning about its Rock N’ Play products.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this product recall, Fisher-Price encourages consumers to call toll-free at 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for more information.