Safety officials are warning parents after 13 babies suffocated and died in Fisher-Price Rockers since 2009, including the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers.
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Fisher-Price Rockers Linked to 13 Baby Deaths Since 2009
In June 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a Safety Warning after Fisher-Price Rockers were linked to at least 13 baby deaths between 2009 and 2021.
How Many Dangerous Baby Rockers Were Sold?
Fisher-Price said it has sold about 17 million rockers since the 1990s. The safety warnings apply to the following products:
- Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker
- Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Rocker
- Kids2 Baby Rockers
Another Death Linked to Kids2 Rockers
Safety officials also reported that 1 baby died in 2019 while using a Kids2 Bright Starts® Infant-to-Toddler Rocker. The company issued a safety warning for Bright Starts®, Disney Baby® and Baby Einstein® Rockers.
What is the Problem?
Baby rockers are similar to inclined sleepers because they prop the baby up at an angle. The problem is that babies can twist onto their side, or flip over from their back to their stomach, and suffocate to death within minutes when their face gets trapped against the fabric.
Baby Rockers Can Flip Forward and Cause Head Injuries
If you look at reviews on Amazon.com, parents also report that older babies can flip the rocker forward or lean over the side and hit their head, even if they are securely fastened using the harness.
Here is one review titled “Beware, it flips” just for example:
“Completely unsafe for an older infant. I bought this when my baby outgrew the bouncer. We’ve had it a month and a half and now he can flip it over. I buckled him in it for a minute to help my toddler and when I came back he was screaming on the floor and the rocker was on top of him.”
Baby Rockers Are Not Safe for Sleep
Baby rockers are not specifically advertised for sleep, but they are commonly used this way. If a baby falls asleep in a rocker, many caregivers will let the baby sleep in the rocker rather than wake the baby up and try to move it to a safe sleep environment, such as a crib.
What Should I Do?
Safety officials are warning parents to never let babies sleep in a rocker: “Rockers should never be used for sleep and infants should never be unsupervised or unrestrained in the Rockers,” the warning states. “No inclined product, made by Fisher-Price or any other company, is safe for infant sleep. Only a firm, flat surface is safe.”
Was My Fisher-Price Baby Rocker Recalled?
Fisher-Price did not recall their baby rockers, but the product (and other similar rockers) may be banned under the Safe Sleep for Babies Act, which bans all inclined “rockers, bouncers, and other soothing infant seats regardless of whether they are intended and marketed for sleep,” according to CPSC Commissioner Rich Trumka Jr.
Other Dangerous Baby Products from Fisher-Price
Fisher-Price has recalled about 5 million dangerous baby rockers since April 2019, including the notoriously deadly Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, which caused at least 97 baby deaths and countless near-fatalities due to suffocation.
After the deaths of 4 babies, Fisher-Price also recalled about 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers due to a suffocation hazard. At the same time, Fisher-Price recalled about 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders because they are similar to the Rock ‘n Glide.
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