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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock 'n Play Sleepers

Parents will probably want to give up Fisher-Price’s Rock’n Play Sleepers for good. The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall Friday on about 4.7 million products.

“Since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances,” the recall stated. Parents are advised to contact Fisher-Price by phone at 866-812-6518 (from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday) or go online to receive a refund or voucher.

The news comes after Fisher-Price and CPSC issued a warning about the product earlier in the month, revealing 10 infants (3 months or older) died from rolling over while using it. But a few days later, the American Academy of Pediatrics asked the CPSC to issue a recall in response to a Consumer Reports article, which revealed more information about infant deaths than was shared in Fisher-Price’s warning. The article stated at least 32 babies have died while in the Rock ’n Play—some younger than 3 months—and rolling over wasn't always the reason.