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Fisher-Price warns consumers about Rock ‘n Play after 10 infant deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price warn consumers about the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play due to reports of death when infants roll over in the product.

According to medical literature, infants typically begin rollover behaviors at 3 months.  The commission is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock ‘n Play that have occurred since 2015, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained. All 10 infants were 3 months or older.

Because deaths continue to occur, the commission is recommending consumers stop use of the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities. The commission has previously warned consumers to use restraints in infant inclined sleep products.

Fisher-Price warns consumers to stop using the product when infants can roll over, but the reported deaths show that some consumers are still using the product when infants are capable of rolling and without using the three point harness restraint.

Fisher-Price and the commission remind consumers to create a safe sleep environment for infants, whether using a crib, bassinet, play yard, or inclined sleeper:  Never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment and always place infants to sleep on their backs.

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(Photo: Courtesy The Consumer Product Safety Commission)

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