Fisher-Price offers warning after 10 babies die in Rock ’n Play Sleeper

The company has not recalled the product, claiming it meets safety guidelines, but it’s telling parents to exercise caution. Is it doing enough to reassure nervous consumers?

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Fisher-Price is warning parents to use more caution with its Rock ’n Play Sleeper, a mechanized cradle for infants.

The device has been linked to the deaths of 10 babies since 2015. Now the company is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to advise parents about safe operation of the product and offer basic guidance for babies’ sleep safety.

USA Today reported:

Since most infants start rolling over around three months, the warning advises consumers to stop using the product by three months “or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.”

The government safety commission said in the statement it is aware of 10 deaths since 2015 “after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained. All 10 infants were 3 months or older.”

The warning applies to all models of the Rock ’n Play.

Fisher-Price and the federal government tweeted the warning.

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