Monday, April 08, 2019

More than 30 deaths associated with Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper

By Heather Grubola
Monday, April 8th, 2019 5:57PM

Consumer Reports says last week's government warning about a popular Fisher-Price baby sleeper doesn't go far enough, saying there have been more deaths than previously reported.

Based on its investigation, Consumer Reports has advised parents to stop using infant inclined sleep products for unsupervised sleep altogether.

A Consumer Reports investigation revealed far more deaths linked to the Fisher-Price Rock 'n


But Fisher-Price has confirmed to Consumer Reports that they are aware of 32 infant fatalities associated with the Rock 'n Play Sleeper since the product was introduced in 2009. And Consumer Reports' review found fatalities involving children younger than three months.

"The danger goes beyond the risk of rollovers, and that's why medical experts explain that products like the Rock 'n Play Sleeper should not be used by any infant for unsupervised sleep. The American Academy of Pediatric's safe sleep guidelines state that babies should not be put to bed at an incline because it can increase the risk of suffocation," said Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Consumer Reports Deputy of Special Projects.


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