Million Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleepers Recalled After Infant Deaths

Earlier this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics urged Fisher-Price to recall the Rock 'n Play Sleeper, citing CR's reporting. Last week, the safety commission and Fisher-Price asked consumers to stop using the sleeper after an infant reaches three months of age, "or is capable of rolling over".

The announcement comes after an investigation by Consumer Reports indicated that 32 deaths were tied to the rockers.

Consumers are advised to contact Fisher-Price online or by calling 866-812-6518 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

They said the infants had rolled over while unrestrained or in other circumstances. But given the number of deaths, and expert medical advice that babies should sleep on firm, flat surfaces, there were growing calls for the product to be recalled.

Fisher-Price says parents and caregivers should stop using the devices immediately.

"This product is deadly and should be recalled immediately", Dr. Kyle Yasuda, the head president of the AAP, said in a press release. "Stores should remove the "Rock 'N Play Sleeper" from their shelves". It does not meet the AAP's recommendations for a safe sleep environment for any baby. The CPSC's warning asked parents not to allow children over 3 months use the sleeper.

About 4.7 million units are affected by this recall and have been sold at major retailers for between $40 and $149.

More information is available on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Patty Davis, a spokeswoman with CPSC, had said the commission was aware of the report of additional fatalities and were looking into those deaths.

"The AAP advises against using auto seats, strollers, or other devices for sleep because of the risk that a baby could roll or turn into an unsafe position and be incapable of moving, leading to suffocation or strangulation", it said. "There is convincing evidence that the Rock "n Play inclined sleeper puts infants" lives at risk".

ATTENTION PARENTS: Fisher-Price has issued a warning after reports of death when infants roll over while using their Rock 'N Play. In its initial statement, Fisher-Price said the product "meets all applicable safety standards, including those of the worldwide standards organization, known as ASTM global, and is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA)".