Parents warned over Fisher-Price baby rocker following the deaths of ten infants

Parents are being warned about a baby sleeper in relation to the deaths of ten infants.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is asking customers to stop using a Fisher-Price baby sleeper if their children are able to roll over.

All ten infants, who have died in the last four years, were aged 3 months and older.


The commission and Fisher-Price issued the warning concerning the company’s Rock ‘n Play sleeper.

On its website, the commission said at least 30 infants had died in the sleeper model since its 2009 release.

It is not clear what the exact cause of death is concerning the infants, but the latest death was reported in March, according to Patty Davis, a spokeswoman with CPSC.

The infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, the commission said.

The CPSC is recommending consumers stop using the product when their infant reaches three months old or “exhibits rollover capabilities.

The CPSC has estimated the recall affects about 4.7m products and it has urged consumers to stop using the sleepers immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund.

“If it turns out that it needs to be recalled, we will move forward with that,” Patty Davis told CNN.

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Chuck Scothon, general manager at Fisher-Price, said, according to CNN, the sleeper meets all “applicable safety standards.”

“A child fatality is an unimaginable tragedy,” he added.

“Fisher-Price and every one of our employees take the responsibility of being part of your family seriously, and we are committed to earning that trust every day,” he added.

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