Fisher-Price Reannounces Recall of 4.7 Million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, At Least Eight Deaths Occurred After Recall
Consumers should stop using the Rock ‘n Play immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher after a slew of child deaths associated with the product.
On April 12, 2019, at the time the original recall was announced, over 30 fatalities had been reported to have occurred in the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. Since the recall, approximately 70 additional fatalities have been reported, which includes at least 8 fatalities that were reported to have occurred after the initial recall announcement. Approximately 100 deaths have reportedly occurred while infants were in the products.
Fisher-Price notes that in some of the reports, it has been unable to confirm the circumstances of the incidents or that the product was a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.
With the number of deaths continuing to rise, the federal agency responsible for recalls has reannounced it, pointing out that it is illegal to sell or distribute the recalled sleepers.