Following a report that links the “Rock ‘N Play Sleeper” to 32 infant deaths, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) demands a recall of the product from the market. Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper was first introduced in 2009 and has been advertised as a place for infants to nap or sleep, with a vibration setting for comfort.
Fisher-Price claimed that this product “meets all applicable safety standards and is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association.” However, with the tragedies of infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an alert warning parents and caregivers to stop use of the Rock ‘n Paly Sleeper when infants begin to roll over.
The AAP advise parents not to purchase sleeping products for infants that require restraining a baby. The use of car seats, strollers or other devices for sleeping is also putting infants’ lives at risk, for rolling over may lead to possible suffocation or strangulation. It is estimated that the recall may involve about 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers.