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Million Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleepers Recalled After Infant Deaths

Million Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleepers Recalled After Infant Deaths”

Following a warning about a popular product for newborns that can be risky for children, The Consumer Product Safety Commission has now issued a recall of all Rock n' Play sleepers.

According to the recall notice, since the product was released in 2009, more than 30 babies have died because of the sleeper, either after they rolled over while unrestrained or in other circumstances.

Fisher-Price issued a recall notice for 4.7 million of its "Rock 'n Play Sleepers" after the devices were linked to the roll-over deaths of more than 30 infants since 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday. The sleepers were sold at major retailers throughout the United States for approximately $40 to $149. In its initial statement, Fisher-Price said the product "meets all applicable safety standards, including those of the worldwide standards organization, known as ASTM global, and is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA)".

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent agency of the USA government, warned consumers to immediately stop using the product and to contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. "There is convincing evidence that the Rock n" Play inclined sleeper puts infants' lives at risk, and CPSC must step up and take immediate action to remove it from stores and prevent further tragedies'.

Earlier this week, following the article from Consumer Reports, Fisher-Price said its Rock 'n Play Sleeper "meets all applicable safety standards". But The American Academy of Pediatrics urged Fisher-Price and the CPSC to recall the sleepers, calling them "deadly".

It cited a report from Consumer Reports, which said 32 babies had died in the sleepers.

As a result of the deaths, the CPSC recommended that consumers stop using the product once infants reach 3 months of age or once infants exhibit the ability to roll over. But, Hoffman said, "we feel like this is a unsafe product".

Rachel Moon, a doctor and chair of the AAP's task force on sudden infant death syndrome, added in a news release that "infants should always sleep on their back, on a separate, flat and firm sleep surface without any bumpers or bedding".

"The CPSC is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play that have occurred since 2015, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained".



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