After more than over 30 infant deaths Fisher-Price recalls nearly five million of baby sleepersChristian Fernsby ▼ |
America The recall was announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Fisher-Price has recalled nearly five million of its Rock 'n Play Sleepers after reports linked the product to dozens of baby deaths.
On its website, the commission said at least 30 infants had died in the sleeper model since its 2009 release.
In a statement, Fisher-Price owner Mattel confirmed the voluntary recall but stood by the product's safety.
The CPSC said that it was aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play that occurred when infants rolled from their back onto their stomach or side while unrestrained.
"For almost 90 years, Fisher-Price has made the safety of children and the quality of our products our highest priority. It’s a commitment without compromise," Fisher-Price said.
"In recent days, however, questions have been raised about the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper – that’s why today, we are announcing a voluntary recall of all units of the product.
"While we continue to stand by the safety of all of our products, given the reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to safety warnings and instructions, we’ve decided in partnership with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), that this voluntary recall is the best course of action," Fisher-Price said.
"Consumers should stop using the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper and can contact Fisher-Price immediately for a refund or voucher." ■
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