Warning issued after 10 infant deaths in Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play

A warning has been issued for the Fisher Price Rock 'n Play after 10 infants died in the baby sleeper

A warning has been issued for the Fisher Price Rock 'n Play after 10 infants died in the baby sleeper

Ten infants are known to have died in the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper since 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns.

They revealed that the children, who were all three months or older, had rolled while unrestrained onto their stomach or side from their back.

However parents have been asked to "never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment".

'A child fatality is an unimaginable tragedy, ' the company said in a statement. Each of the 10 babies was 3 months or older.

A spokesperson for the commission, Patty Davis, revealed that the most recent death was reported last month. "The American Academy of Pediatrics' safe sleep guidelines state that babies should not be put to bed at an incline because it can increase the risk of suffocation", said Rachael Rabkin, Consumer Reports Deputy of Special Projects. He also points out that the product "meets all applicable safety standards".

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. "When parents purchase a product for their baby or child, many assume that if it's being sold in a store, it must be safe to use".

Since the warning was first issued, the consumer magazine Consumer Reports has called on Fisher-Price to recall its Rock 'n Play sleeper immediately. "She also cautions that due to variance in infant sizes, parents should not rely on the harness to keep the child from rolling over, as babies can wiggle their way into a variety of positions", Koenig continues.

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