Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission released a warning on Friday, April 5, about Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play sleeper and shared reports that showed 10 infants had died while using the product since 2015. The release further urged parents to not let their children use the sleeper if they could roll over.
The ten fatalities occurred as a result of infants, all 3 months or older, rolling from their backs to their stomach or side while unrestrained. The most recent death as a result of this product took place last month.
While the product has yet to be recalled, the CPSC is investigating the sleeper and said that if necessary, the item will be recalled. Fisher-Price says that the product meets all safety standards and that the reported deaths occurred as a result of the infants being too old for the product (older than 3 months or capable of rolling over) and the children were not properly restrained.
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