UNITED STATES—Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a product warning on Thursday, April 4 after multiple reports of infant deaths caused by the Rock n’ Play item.
The CPSC reported in a press release that there have been 10 infant deaths from the product that have occurred since 2015, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained. All 10 infants that died were three months old or older.
The CPSC is recommending people stop using the product when infants reach three months old, or as soon as infants begin to roll over. The CPSC indicated it previously warned people to use restraints in infant-reclined sleep products.
“We continue to stand by the safety of the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, as it meets all applicable safety standards, including those of the international standards organization, known as ASTM International, and is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA).
Since the alert, we are also aware of an article by Consumer Reports regarding the safety of inclined sleeping. We continue to work closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding the safe use of our products, including the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. It is essential that the product warnings and instructions are always followed. We will continue to do all we can to ensure that parents and caregivers have the information necessary to create a safe sleep environment for infants. That is why we also provide guidance about how to use our products on the front of the product packaging, in the product instructions, and on our website,” said Fischer Price in a statement.
Written By Hilary Dorsey and Casey Jacobs