Fisher-Price recalls Five Million Rock N Play Infant Sleepers from American markets after more than 30 kids died in the sleepers in the last ten years. The company is recalling almost every sleeper from Rock N Play series to prevent any more deaths. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that anyone who has bought the Fisher-price sleeper should stop using it immediately and ask for a refund in any form. The Rock N Play Sleepers are softly cushioned paddles that vibrate and put the babies to sleep.
According to Fisher-Price and USCPSC, the kids who died rolled over on their stomach while in the sleeper and suffocated after not being able to turn over on their backs. Most of the babies killed like this in notably Rock N Play Sleeper from Fisher-Price. After the investigation, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a notice and asked Fisher-Price to recall these Deadly sleeper Cradles. Fisher-Price is still claiming that the sleepers are safe for the children and it’s not their fault that the kids died. But again, the company is getting all of the sold sleepers back from the customers and some of the unsold from stores.
The company will pay a cash refund to the customers who own the Sleeper cradle. Also, Fisher-Price is providing the exchange coupon to get another model of the Sleeper cradle for customers who don’t want the cash refund. The Rock N Play Sleeper costs anywhere between $49 to $109 in the United States Markets. Now, Fisher-Price is paying the same amount to the customers who are returning the so-called “Deadly” sleeper cradle. More than 4.8 million units were sold from 2009, and all of them are being recalled. The American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting the Fisher-Price Rock N Play users to stop using it and immediately return it to the company for child safety.