On April 5, 2019, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an urgent warning to parents and caregivers that at least 10 infant deaths have occurred in connection with the Rock ‘N Play Sleeper manufactured by Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel.
The CPSC stated, “Because deaths continue to occur, CPSC is recommending consumers stop use of the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities. CPSC has previously warned consumers to use restraints in infant inclined sleep products.”
Although the Rock ‘N Play Sleeper has not been recalled in relation to the infant death warning, the device has been recalled in the past for a different issue. In 2013, Fisher-Price recalled 800,000 sleepers after getting more than 600 complaints from customers about mold forming under the cushions that, in some cases, led to respiratory issues in children. The mold issue also led to a proposed class action complaint.
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