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Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Linked to 10 Deaths

Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Linked to 10 Deaths

April 8, 2019 — After 10 infant deaths were reported, safety officials are warning parents not to use the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper after a baby is 3 months old or capable of rolling over.

In a warning on April 5, Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission asked parents to stop using the product by the time a baby is 3 months old, or when the infant can roll over.

Since 2015, at least 10 infants died in the Rock ‘n Play sleeper when they rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained.

All of the infants were at least 3 months old. None of them were restrained using the 3-point harness that helps prevent rolling over.

The latest death was reported last month, according to a spokeswoman with CPSC. It is not when the other deaths occurred.

The agency is currently investigating the product, but no recall has been announced. Fisher-Price has also previously warned consumers that babies can fall out of the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper if they are not restrained.

Even so, Chuck Scothon, general manager at Fisher-Price, noted the sleeper meets all “applicable safety standards.”

CPSC and Fisher-Price are urging consumers to create a safe sleep environment for infants, whether using a crib, bassinet, play yard, or inclined sleeper.

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

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