Fisher-Price recalls millions of baby sleepers after fatalities

All models of Fisher-Price Rock N' Play sleepers recalled after infant deaths

Fisher-Price issued a recall of 4.7 million Rock 'n Play Sleepers Friday after multiple infants were found to have died while the product was in use.

The representative told us the federal agency has been investigating Rock 'n Play Sleepers for years and the recent Consumer Reports investigation had nothing to do with this recall decision.

In response, Fisher-Price has issued a voluntary recall of the product and is advising consumers to stop using the Rock 'n Play Sleeper immediately.

A separate Consumer Reports investigation linked the device to at least 32 infant deaths, including some for babies younger than the 3-month-old benchmark from Fisher-Price's original warning. "A warning issued by the CPSC and Fisher-Price on April 5 did not go far enough to ensure safety and protect infants". "The Rock 'n Play inclined sleeper should be removed from the market immediately".

More importantly, if they are sleeping somewhere high and without any kind of barrier around them, babies that roll over can fall.

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Earlier this month, CPSC said it was aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play since 2015, but the warning for parents to stop using the sleeper once their child can roll over stopped short of a recall.

In a statement, obtained by PEOPLE on Friday, Chuck Scothon, general manager at Fisher-Price, said a "child fatality is an unimaginable tragedy".

"We can not put any more children's lives at risk by keeping these unsafe products on the shelves", Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Task Force on SIDS, said earlier in the week.

The AAP has warned that inclined sleepers such as these do not align with safe sleep guidelines, which state that babies should be put to bed alone on their backs, on a firm, flat mattress, free from soft bedding. Over 30 fatalities have been reported since the product was introduced in 2009.

Consumer advocates say the recall has too many restrictions and could cause confusion.

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