Under pressure, CPSC recalls Rock 'n Play Sleepers

Darnell Taylor
April 13, 2019

Earlier this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics urged Fisher-Price to recall the Rock 'n Play Sleeper, citing CR's reporting.

Fisher-Price advises consumers to immediately stop using the product and call the company for a refund or voucher.

If you or someone you know has this product, you can visit Fisher-Price online at https://service.mattel.com and click on "Recalls & Safety Alerts" or phone 866-812-6518 from 9am to 6pm ET Monday through Friday for more information.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning on the rockers last week, but Fisher-Price resisted a recall until now. Tragically, that is not the case.

The deaths are believed to have occurred when the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained, according to the release.

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Fisher-Price did not immediately issue a recall for the device's after the CPSC's warning, and it's unclear what prompted the change.

The Consumer Reports analysis was published on April 8, just days after the CPSC issued a warning on the product imploring parents to stop using it once their children turned 3 months old or began exhibiting the ability to roll over - whichever came first. "Stores should remove the "Rock 'N Play Sleeper" from their shelves". "All other inclined sleepers should be investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission".

Patty Davis, a spokeswoman with CPSC, had said the commission was aware of the report of additional fatalities and were looking into those deaths. It also advises against using vehicle seats, strollers or other devices for sleeping due to the risk of rollover leading to possible suffocation or strangulation.

The Rock "n Play is not on Toys R Us" Canadian website, is listed on Walmart's Canadian website but is not available to purchase, and is available on Amazon and Best Buy's Canadian websites. The product was manufactured in China.

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