Rock N’ Play Sleepers are one of the most popular (and affordable) baby products on the market today, beloved by sleep-deprived parents the world over. But in the wake of a reported 32 infant deaths, Fisher-Price has officially recalled 4.7 million of its staple rockers.
In a joint statement on Friday, April 12th, Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced the recall of the popular baby sleepers due to deaths that occurred, “after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.” The statement also asserted that all consumers should, “immediately stop using the product.”
The recall comes after an initial warning from the CPSC earlier this month that alerted consumers to reports of infant deaths, imploring consumers to “stop use of the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.” However, this warning was met with much criticism, most notably by Kyle Yasuda, president the American Academy of Pediatrics, who urged the CSPC to “step up and take immediate action to remove it from stores and prevent further tragedies.”
The recall, which applies to all Rock N’ Play Sleepers produced since the product first launched in 2009, also states that, “consumers should contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher,” and report any incidents that may have occurred.