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Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Recalled After Infant Deaths

Wagner Reese

In early April 2019, Fisher-Price announced the voluntary recall of 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play sleeper products amid fears that the product can cause infant death. Only days before the toymaker recalled the sleeper, the American Academy of Pediatrics asked Mattel — the parent company of Fisher-Price — to pull the product from shelves after it labeled the sleeper “deadly.” The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has  recommended  that any parent who owns a Rock ‘n Play sleeper immediately discontinue use of the product and contact Fisher-Price or Mattel to discuss getting a refund.

Why is the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Recalled?

According to the CPSC, at least 10 infant deaths since 2015 have been linked to the Rock ‘n Play sleeper. All children were aged three months or older, and nearly all had rolled onto their side or stomach and suffocated. Notably, Consumer Reports claims to have conducted its own investigation into infant deaths and sleeper use, not focusing solely on Rock ‘n Play sleepers made by Fisher-Price. According to their findings, 32 infant deaths from 2011 and 2018 may be assocated with sleeper use. Some of the infants in this report were aged younger than three months. It is not known at this time if the CPSC intends to recall other similarly designed rocker-sleepers.

(For more information about this ongoing story, you can click here to view a full article from The New York Times.)

Indiana Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Lawsuit Attorneys

A few of the parents who have lost their infants due to alleged Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper defects have announced that they intend to file lawsuits against the toymaker and its parent company Mattel. If your child was seriously injured or passed away while resting in a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper, please call (888) 204-8440 to connect with Wagner Reese. Our team of attorneys have been fighting steadfastly for victims of negligence since 1997, and we have knowledge and resources to stand up to major corporations like Mattel. We are also known for our compassion and care when handling highly sensitive cases.

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