Fisher-Price recalls all Rock 'n Play Sleepers due to reported infant deaths

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 13 2019 11:43 AM

About 4.7 million units of Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers have been ordered recalled following infant-related deaths, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The recall order, dated April 12, 2019, involves all models of the said product.

"Since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances," the commission said in an advisory on its website. 

The commission said consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.

On Twitter, the company said it has voluntarily issued a recall of the product as part of putting safety first. 

Prior to the commission's and company’s move, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called for the full recall of the product which they described as deadly.

"We cannot put any more children's lives at risk by keeping these dangerous products on the shelves," Rachel Moon, a doctor with the AAP, said in the statement.

The products are manufactured in China and sells at $40 to $149 in major retailers.

Last week, the commission and Fisher-Price warned the public against using the product. -- With reports from Reuters