The Lakewood Scoop »Fisher-Price Recalls 4.7 Million Rock 'n Play Sleepers Related to Infant Mortality» The Heart of the Community of Lakes



April 12, 2019 5:33 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price inform consumers about Fisher-Price's "Rock Play" for deaths reported when children spill into the product. According to the medical literature, infants generally start reversing at 3 months. The CPSC is aware of 10 Rock 'n' play child deaths that have occurred since 2015, after the children rolled their backs to the belly or side, while they were no longer attached. The 10 infants were 3 months old or older.

As deaths continue to occur, CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the product at three months of age or as soon as the infant has reversal capabilities. CPSC has previously warned consumers to use restraints in inclined sleep products for infants.

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Fisher-Price warns consumers not to use the product when infants can turn around, but reported deaths show that some consumers still use it when infants are able to roll without using the three-point safety harness.

CPSC and Fisher-Price remind consumers to create a safe sleeping environment for infants, whether they use a crib, cradle, playground, or recliner bed: never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys or other items to the environment and place them always sleep on their backs.

The Commission voted in favor of publishing a conclusion that the health and safety of the public must be notified immediately.

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Product Name: All models of Rock 'n Play Sleeper
Risk: Infant deaths occurred at Rock 'n Play Sleepers after infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side when they were not tied up or in other circumstances.
Recall Date: April 12, 2019
Units: about 4.7 million products

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