Fisher-Price and federal regulators are warning parents about the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper after it was the cause of 10 infant deaths. The babies managed to roll onto their stomachs or sides while unrestrained in the sleeper before they died, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday. The deaths date back to 2015, with a most recent death happening just last month, according to CNN.
“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,”says the warning.
The CPSC recommends consumers stop using the product with babies three months of age or older, given that around this age babies tend to wiggle more and roll over. If consumers choose to continue the use of the products, they are encouraged to use the built-in restraint system.
“Fisher-Price takes the responsibility of being part of your family seriously, and we are committed to earning that trust every day,” the company said. For more information, you can visit the CPSC website.