ATLANTA, Ga. — CNN reeported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price issued an urgent recall for the company’s Rock N’ Sleeper. Reports from the Consumer Product Safety Commission reveal that at least 30 children have died while using the Rock N’ Sleeper. The product recall involves about 4.7 million units. Parents whose children died in the sleeper along with representatives of the American Academy of Pediatrics joined in the movement to recall the dangerous child bed.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported recently that approximately ten children died while in the Rock N’ Play Sleeper. The number, according to a Consumer Reports investigation, was grossly underreported. The Consumer Reports investigation suggested that 32 children died while in the Rock N’ Play sleeper over a time frame of ten years from 2009 to 2018. The commission investigated further and learned that the children who died rolled over while not secured by the built-in restraints.
One grieving family interviewed by CNN told the news agency that their 5-month-old child died while he slept in the Rock N’ Play Sleeper. The child’s father napped on the couch while the child slept next to him on the floor but on his back in the sleeper. The father said that he woke up and found his baby face down on the sleeper. The child could not roll over on his own at the time. The father picked up his child and immediately saw that the child died. The boy’s face was blue, and his nose was crushed in, suggesting that the child somehow struggled to roll over and tragically suffocate. The family is in negotiations with Fisher-Price to settle their wrongful death claim.
Consumer advocates warn that the item must come off of the market immediately and that consumers should return the device to the point of purchase for a refund or a voucher. Fisher-Price maintains that the company will do what is best for the safety of the children who use their products.
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