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Fisher Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper Recall

Posted by Dev Sethi | Jan 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Fisher-Price has recalled over 4.7 million of its Rock 'n Play Sleeper after reports linked the product to over 30 infant deaths. The recall affects all models of the product, which have been manufactured since its introduction in 2009. The recall comes after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning in April 2019 about the potential dangers of using the Rock 'n Play sleeper. The warning was issued after reports of at least 10 infant deaths linked to the product, which occurred when infants rolled over and became trapped in the product's harness. Since then, the number of deaths has risen to over 30.

Fisher-Price has stated that the recall is due to incidents in which the product was used contrary to the safety warnings and instructions. The company has faced criticism for not recalling the product sooner and for not doing more to address the safety concerns raised by the AAP and the CPSC. Consumer advocacy groups have called for stricter regulations for infant products, arguing that current regulations do not adequately protect infants from dangerous products.

Parents who own the Rock 'n Play sleeper are being urged to stop using the product immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. The CPSC has also urged parents to follow safety guidelines for all infant products, including using restraints correctly, and to never use products that have been recalled.

In conclusion, this recall of the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of product safety for infant products. Companies must adhere to strict safety standards and parents must be vigilant in following guidelines for the products they use for their babies. The news of over 30 infant deaths linked to the product is devastating, and it highlights the need for stricter regulations and increased education about the potential hazards of these products.

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Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.


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