CPSC warns against Rock 'n Plays for babies over 3 months

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it previously warned consumers to use restraints in Fisher Price Rock 'n Play sleepers which are also sold in New Zealand

Fisher-Price Issues Warning About Their Infant Sleepers After 10 Deaths Reported

A U.S. federal consumer agency has issued a warning over Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleeper following reports that 10 babies have died after rolling over while in the seat.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking customers to stop using a Fisher-Price baby sleeper if their children are able to roll over because several infants have died. Medical literature indicates, infants typically begin rollover behaviors at 3 months.

Fisher-Price had previously warned those who purchased the product to stop using it as soon as their babies could roll over and potentially fall.

"A child fatality is an unimaginable tragedy", a separate statement issued by Fisher-Price parent Mattel reads.

"Fisher-Price and every one of our employees take the responsibility of being part of your family seriously, and we are committed to earning that trust every day", he explained. The most recent death was reported last month.

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A representative from Chatham declined to comment, and Melchiorre did not respond to a call seeking comment. AMI was granted immunity from the U.S.

On its website, Fisher-Price said the company "will continue to work closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and other global regulators, to encourage the safe use of our products and find ways to keep your little ones happy, healthy and above all - safe".

But he added that the product meets all "applicable safety standards".

Fisher-Price Premium Auto Rock n' Play sleepers are on sale at Amazon for $117.66 in Australia.

Amid CR's investigation-and days after we asked for comment-the federal government and Fisher-Price on April 5 issued a warning about the product, which safety advocates believe does not go far enough.

Doctors advise parents to position babies on their backs in cribs, bassinets or other infant beds.

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