Fisher Price recalls 'sleeper' following 32 baby deaths

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 14, 2019

The Times reported that Mattel - Fisher-Price's parent company - released a statement on Friday standing by its product. Despite its confidence toward existing product safety, Mattel agreed to a voluntary product recall encouraged by the Consumer Product Safety Commission "due to reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to the safety warnings and instructions".

According to BBC, CPSC cited ten infant deaths which occurred when infants rolled from their back onto their stomach or side while unrestrained, with the cause of death being asphyxia, or suffocation.

The announcement came after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said it would recall 4.7 million Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play sleepers and advised parents to immediately stop using the product. The recall affects all models of the product.

Fisher-Price said it stands by the safety of its product, but due to the reported incidents of infant deaths, it chose to conduct the voluntary recall in partnership with the CPSC. "Tragically, that is not the case", the president of the AAP, Kyle Yasuda, said in a statement.

An investigation of Consumer Reports concluded that the inclined sleeper had been tied to a total of 32 infant deaths that occurred since 2009.

"Questions have been raised about the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper - that's why today, we are announcing a voluntary recall of all units of the product", Fisher-Price said on its website.

The AAP cited a report by USA magazine website Consumer Reports, which linked the product to 32 separate infant deaths.

AAP advises all parents to talk to pediatricians about how to keep babies safe during sleep time and at any time.

The infants were all a bit older than three months.

It also outlined safety measures that parents should keep in mind for all products, while imploring that the use of the sleeper be stopped "when infants begin to roll over".

"The Rock 'n Play Sleeper meets all applicable safety standards, including those of the worldwide standards organization".

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