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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock 'n Play

Fisher-Price has recalled all Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. The infant seats were sold at major retailers for approximately $40 to $149. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.

Since the 2009 product introduction, more than 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after the infants rolled from their backs to their stomachs or side while unrestrained or under other circumstances. The recall came after the American Academy of Pediatrics lobbied the product manufacturer to take action.

The AAP does not recommend inclined sleep products like the Rock ‘n Play, or any other products for sleep that require restraining a baby. The AAP advises against using car seats, strollers or other devices for sleep because of the risk that a baby could roll or turn into an unsafe position and be incapable of moving, leading to suffocation or strangulation.

Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Task Force on SIDS, says, “The Rock ‘n Play inclined sleeper should be removed from the market immediately. It does not meet the AAP’s recommendations for a safe sleep environment for any baby. Infants should always sleep on their back, on a separate, flat and firm sleep surface without any bumpers or bedding.”

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