Fisher-Price 'Rock 'n Play Sleepers' officially recalled after infant deaths

Fisher-Price 'Rock 'n Play Sleepers' officially recalled after infant deaths

Fisher-Price 'Rock 'n Play Sleepers' officially recalled after infant deaths

That warning turned to a recall Friday of the roughly 4.7 million products sold since 2009, noting that more than 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock 'N Play sleepers.

"AAP urges parents to stop using the product immediately", the statement said. In an article this week, Consumer Reports found that some of the infants died from suffocation.

A previous warning from Fisher-Price said that older babies that were not buckled into the sleeper had rolled over, fallen out of it and been killed.

The deaths happened when the "infants rolled over while unrestrained" or during "other circumstances", the agency said, without elaborating.

A Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper.

In Canada, the Rock 'n Play is classified as a "soother" rather than a "sleeper" due to Canadian regulations that do not allow the product to be used for unattended sleep, according to Fisher-Price.

The recall did not say what caused the infants' deaths. "Stores should remove the "Rock 'N Play Sleeper" from their shelves".

The recall affects all models of Rock 'n Play Sleepers, of which 4.7 million have been sold at major retailers in the US for $40 to $149.

More information is available on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Over 30 fatalities have been reported since the product was introduced in 2009. It also advises against using vehicle seats, strollers or other devices for sleeping due to the risk of rollover leading to possible suffocation or strangulation.

The AAP, meanwhile, said it doesn't recommend children using "inclined sleep products like the Rock 'n Play, or any other products for sleep that require restraining a baby".

ATTENTION PARENTS: Fisher-Price has issued a warning after reports of death when infants roll over while using their Rock 'N Play. The product was manufactured in China.

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