Fisher-Price has issued a consumer warning regarding their Rock ‘n Play Sleeper due to reports of ten infant deaths when infants roll over in the product.
The CPSC is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock ‘n Play that have occurred since 2015, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained. All 10 infants were 3 months or older.
According to medical literature, infants typically begin rollover behaviors at 3 months. The CPSC and Fisher-Price are warning parents that the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper should not be used when infants exhibit rollover behavior.
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.
“CPSC and Fisher-Price remind consumers to create a safe sleep environment for infants, whether using a crib, bassinet, play yard, or inclined sleeper: Never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment and always place infants to sleep on their backs,” CPSC said on Friday.
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