Urgent: 4.7 Million Popular Sleepers Recalled After 32 Infants Die

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April 12, 2019Apr 12, 2019

On Wednesday, the American Professional Association of Pediatricians called for an immediate recall of all Fischer-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper. Now, they are recalling all of the sleepers.

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Fisher-Price announced Friday that it is recalling 4.7 million Rock 'n Play sleepers, reported USA Today.

According to Consumer Reports, at least 32 infants have died in the sleeper. The deaths happened between 2011 and 2018. Fischer-Price had already released a warning earlier in April and acknowledged the death of 10 infants.

The recall involves all models, according to the recall notice posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

"Since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances," the recall notice said.

According to the recall, consumers "should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher."

On Wednesday, Fisher-Price's general manager, Chuck Scothon, issued a statement after the report came out. He claimed that the product "meets all applicable safety standards."

"To ensure a safe sleep environment for infants, we remind parents and caregivers to follow all safety warnings included with the product," Scothon said in a statement Tuesday. "Always use the provided restraints, always place infants on their backs to sleep, and make sure that no pillows, blankets or extra padding are placed in the Rock 'n Play Sleeper."

For more information, contact Fisher-Price online at www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or call 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Please pray for all the families who have lost infants to this product. This is a terrible tragedy.

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