Fisher-Price is facing a growing number of class lawsuits after at least 51 babies died in the recalled Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.
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UPDATE: Rock ‘n Play Linked to 50+ Infant Deaths
In March 2020, Consumer Reports reported another 19 infant deaths due to the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper since June 2019. Another 32 infant deaths were reported when the Rock ‘n Play was recalled in April 2019.
Fisher-Price Recalls All Rock ‘n Play Sleepers
In April 2019, Fisher-Price announced a recall for all models of the Rock-n-Play Sleepers after at least 32 babies died since it was introduced in 2009. The recall includes about 4.7 million sleepers.
Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Class Action Lawsuits
Soon after the recall, Fisher-Price and Mattel were hit with two class action lawsuits from parents.
The first class action was filed by Samantha Drover-Mundy and Zachary Mundy, parents from Delaware who say their 3-month-old daughter died within minutes of being put in a Rock-n-Play Sleeper.
The second lawsuit was filed by Cassandra Mulvey of Nassau County, New York. She accuses Fisher-Price of ignoring deadly risks for years and using advertising that “was dangerously false and misleading.”
What is the Problem?
Dozens of babies have died in a Rock-n-Play Sleeper when they rolled over because they were not restrained with the 3-point harness, causing them to suffocate against the soft fabric sides of the sleeper.
Most of the babies who died were at least 3 months old. The most recent death was reported in March 2019, weeks before the recall.
Positional asphyxia is another potentially deadly suffocation risk of using inclined sleepers. This occurs in very young babies who cannot hold up their head on their own. When they are inclined, their chin can dip down to touch their chest, cutting off their airway.
What Should I Do?
The Fisher-Price Rock-n-Play Sleepers were sold for $40 to $149 at major retailers nationwide and online. Consumers should immediately stop using it and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.
For more information, contact Fisher-Price online at www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or toll-free at 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Safe Sleep for Babies
The American Academy of Pediatrics is reminding parents to create a safe sleeping space for infants under 1 year old. This means no extra bedding in a crib, Pack ‘n Play, or safety-tested bassinet. Never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment and always put infants to sleep on their backs.
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