What’s the Problem?
In all cases, the babies rolled from their backs to their stomachs or side when the accident occurred, according to the CPSC. The agency provided no other information as to the exact cause of the infants’ deaths.
Has the Sleeper Been Recalled?
The most recent death occurred last month, according to CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis, although she failed to elaborate when the others occurred.
CPSC is warning consumers to stop using the Fisher-Price sleeper if their babies are 3 months old or “as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.” Davis said the agency is investigating the infant sleeper.
‘”If it turns out that it needs to be recalled, we will move forward with that,” Davis told CNN.
Fisher-Price had previously warned consumers to stop using the Rock n Play Sleeper when infants have the ability to roll over and possibly fall.
“[T]he 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 warning said.
Chuck Scothon, general manager at Fisher-Price, said the sleeper meets all “applicable safety standards,” but also that “A child fatality is an unimaginable tragedy.”
“Fisher-Price and every one of our employees take the responsibility of being part of your family seriously, and we are committed to earning that trust every day,” Scothon added.
CPSC Warns Consumers Not To Use Inclined Sleepers
Oct. 31, 2019 – CPSC has issued an official warning to parents and caregivers not to use the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper or any other inclined infant sleepers due to a risk of death and other severe injuries to babies. The warning follows a study which determined that the angle of the sleepers is “too high to provide a safe sleep environment for babies,” CPSC said. The agency is aware of at least 1,108 incidents — including 73 deaths — associated with inclined baby sleepers from January 2005 – June 2019.
Fisher-Price Recalls Inclined Sleeper Accessory from Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard Sets
June 27, 2019 – Fisher-Price has issued a nationwide recall for an inclined sleeper accessory that was included with certain Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards due to concerns the sleeper may pose a serious health risk to infants placed inside. Although no injuries or deaths have been linked to the product, it features a similar design to the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.
Do I have a Fisher-Price Rock n Play Lawsuit?
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