32 infant deaths tied to Rock 'n Play sleepers, now under recall

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

After reports of infant deaths, nearly 5 million Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Sleepers are recalled

On Friday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the official recall notice for all models of the baby sleeper on its website.

In Canada, the Rock 'n Play is classified as a "soother" rather than a "sleeper" due to Canadian regulations that do not allow the product to be used for unattended sleep, according to Fisher-Price.

CPSC and Fisher-Price also reminded parents to "create a safe sleep environment" and never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the Rock 'n Play.

"I'm urging parents to stop using this product immediately and to contact Fisher-Price for a refund or a voucher", said Ann Marie Buerkle, the CPSC's acting chairwoman.

It cited a report from Consumer Reports, which said 32 babies had died in the sleepers. "We continue to work closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding the safe use of our products, including the Rock 'n Play Sleeper".

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Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning about the product, but it didn't say it was being recalled.

The Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play sold at all major retailers for approximately $40 to $149. Fisher-Price is a company based in NY, but its products are also sold elsewhere. In recent days, questions have been raised about the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper. The product was manufactured in China.

In May 2018, the CPSC issued a warning to parents indicating they were "aware of infant deaths associated with inclined sleep products", specifically, "bassinet-like products with an inclined back to elevate the baby's head and torso".

The CPSC previously recommended consumers stop using the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.

"The AAP advises against using vehicle 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", it said. "All other inclined sleepers should be investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission".

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