The US toy maker Fisher-Price has recalled nearly five million Rock's Play Sleepers after reports allegedly associated the product with dozens of baby deaths.
The recall was announced yesterday by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The commission said that at least 30 infants died in the sleeper pattern since its release in 2009.
Mattel, the owner of Fisher-Price, confirmed in a statement that the recall was voluntary, but guaranteed product safety.
But the CPSC said it was aware of 10 child deaths in the Rock & n Play.
According to the CPSC, deaths occurred when infants rolled their backs on the stomach or side while they were not tied up.
The 10 infants were all at least three months old.
Fisher-Price warned customers to stop using the bed once babies could turn around.
"While we continue to ensure the safety of all our products, given the reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to warnings and safety instructions, we decided, in partnership with the Product Safety Commission. consumption, that this voluntary recall best course of action, "said Fisher-Price.
The CPSC estimated that the recall involves approximately 4.7 million products.
The Commission urged consumers to immediately stop using sleepers and contact Fisher-Price for a refund.