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The government has issued a recall of 4.7 million Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after the product was linked to the deaths of more than 30 infants, while nearly 700,000 Kids II sleepers were recalled following five infant deaths.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in a recall notice issued on April 12, 2019, said infants died after rolling from their backs to their stomachs or sides while unrestrained or under other circumstances. People were warned to immediately stop using the infant sleeper. The product, manufactured in China, has been sold at major retailers dating back to 2009.
An investigation by Consumer Reports found that the sleepers were tied to the deaths of 32 babies. According to the report, the deaths can be traced back to the crib’s inclined design. Infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play sleepers after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.
The Rock ‘n Play recall was followed by the recall of a similar product, the Rocking Sleeper made by Kids II. The CPSC recently announced the recall of 694,000 Rocking Sleepers after multiple reports of injuries and deaths.
The Rocking Sleepers were sold at national retailers including Walmart, Toys R Us, and Target, as well as through a number of online outlets for between $40 and $80. As with the Rock ‘n Play sleepers, consumers with Rocking Sleepers are advised to stop using the product immediately and contact the manufacturer for a refund or voucher.
This issue has been a top priority for the agency. CPSC has been investigating incidents and analyzing the data regarding how they relate to these products. In addition, the CPSC is continuing its investigation into other inclined sleep products.
If your child has been injured by a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play or a Kids II Rocking Sleeper, our experienced team of product liability lawyers can help, no matter where you live. We have litigated cases involving defective pieces of equipment, including children’s furniture. We will reach out to engineer and design experts to prove that the product was unreasonably dangerous and should never have been sold.
If your child or the child of a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury or death in a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, you should contact the attorneys at Jones Brown Law.
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