Consumer Reports investigation into Fisher Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper

Andrew Cummings
April 13, 2019

Fisher-Price has issued a warning to parents who own their Rock 'N Play Sleeper, after announcing that 10 babies have died while using it since 2015.

The babies died after rolling from their stomachs to their backs or sides while unrestrained in the Fisher-Price "Rock 'n Play".

A baby rocker for sale in Australia is under intense scrutiny after it was revealed the product has been responsible for 10 infant deaths since 2015.

Both the USPSC and Fisher-Price are warning parents to stop using the rocking crib without restraints after their children are over three months old.

The statement went on to say that all safety warnings are included in their products' instructions as well as online. All 10 infants were three months or older, the release states.

Chuck Scothon, a general manager at Fisher-Price, told CNN that any child's death is an "unimaginable tragedy", and that the company will continue working to ensure the complete safety of its products.

"Fisher-Price and every one of our employees take the responsibility of being part of your family seriously, and we are committed to earning that trust every day", he explained.

"Based on the deaths and injuries associated with the Fisher-Price Rock "n Play, the product clearly puts infants" safety at risk and should be recalled immediately", said William Wallace, senior policy analyst for Consumer Reports, in a statement Monday. He also points out that the product "meets all applicable safety standards".

Fisher Price's parent company Mattel told the New York Times that parents should use the provided harness to secure infants and avoid obvious hazards.

The Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play is an inclined seat created to help babies sleep.

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