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Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Lawsuit

Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed against Fisher-Price after dozens of babies died in the recalled Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Rock ‘n Play induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know was injured or died in a recalled Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Baby Sleeper, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Fisher-Price Recalls All Rock ‘n Play Sleepers

In April 2019, Fisher-Price recalled all 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after reports of at least 32 infant fatalities since the product was introduced in 2009.

Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Lawsuits Filed Against Fisher-Price

At least two class action lawsuits have been filed against Fisher-Price and Mattel following a recall of the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.

The first lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Delaware couple Samantha Drover-Mundy and Zachary Mundy on behalf of claimants nationwide. They say the recall didn’t come soon enough to save their 12-week-old daughter who died minutes after being put in a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.

The second lawsuit (PDF) was filed on April 19 by Cassandra Mulvey of Nassau County, New York. The lawsuit claims the marketing of the Rock ‘n Play “was dangerously false and misleading.” She accuses Fisher-Price of ignoring deadly risks for years before the recall.

What is the Problem?

The deaths occurred when infants rolled over while unrestrained and suffocated against the sides of the product, or under other circumstances. Many of the deaths involved infants who were 3 months or older. The latest death was reported in March 2019.

Positional Asphyxia

In addition to rolling over, another problem with inclined sleepers such as the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper is that very young babies who cannot hold up their head can potentially suffer “positional asphyxia,” in which the chin dips down and touches their chest, cutting off their airway.

What Should I Do?

Fisher-Price sold the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers at major retailers for approximately $40 to $149. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.

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

Fisher-Price Issues Safety Warning

On April 5, Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning against using the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper after an infant is 3 months old or capable of rolling over. Previously, Fisher-Price warned parents to always use the 3-point harness because infants can fall out of the sleeper and suffer serious injuries.

Safe Sleep for Babies

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents provide babies under 1 year old with a safe sleeping space, with no extra bedding, in a crib, Pack ‘n Play, or safety-tested bassinet.

“Never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment and always place infants to sleep on their backs.”

Do I have a Rock ‘n Play Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Rock ‘n Play induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know was injured or died in a recalled Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Baby Sleeper, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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