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Ten Infant Deaths Linked to Rock 'N Play Sleepers

Ten Infant Deaths Linked to Rock 'N Play Sleepers”

The US Consumer Producer Safety Commission (CPSC) revealed on Friday that the children died after '"rolling from their back to the stomach or side, while unrestrained" while inside Fisher Price's "Rock 'n Play" infant sleeper.

The CPSC says it warned consumers to use restraints in the baby solutions that are inclined-sleep.

Safety tips for all infant sleep products/furniture from the CPSC and Fisher-Price: "Never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment and always place infants to sleep on their backs".

Chuck Scothon, a general manager at Fisher-Price, told CNN that any child's death is an "unimaginable tragedy", and that the company will continue working to ensure the complete safety of its products. The most recent death was reported last month.

A recall has not been issued, but the commission said it is now investigating the product to determine whether or not it needs to be recalled.

"If it turns out that it needs to be recalled, we will move forward with that", Davis said.

The report also points out that use of the sleepers goes against the guidelines for safe sleeping recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

But by the time babies are about three months old, they can roll themselves over - and might do so in their sleep. "When parents purchase a product for their baby or child, many assume that if it's being sold in a store, it must be safe to use".

Elevated rockers and bassinets come with warnings that babies should be always strapped in to the seat. We are always concerned by reports such as those we are seeing from the United States, ' the ACCC spokesperson told The Age.



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