Fisher-Price is recalling all models of its Rock ‘n Play Sleeper after it was linked to the deaths of more than 30 infants since 2009, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
“Infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances,” a notice on the CPSC website reads.
The move comes less than a week after the American Academy of Pediatrics urged consumers to stop using the devices immediately after the CPSC issued a warning, asking parents to stop using the product once their child was able to roll over.
“This product is deadly and should be recalled immediately,” Dr. Kyle Yasuda, president of the AAP, said in a press release. “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. Tragically, that is not the case. 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.”
Consumers who have purchased the product, which retailed for $49 to $149, are eligible for a refund or voucher.
For more information, visit 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.