The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price “re-announced” a Rock ‘n Play Sleepers recall on Monday, saying eight deaths have occurred since the recall was first announced nearly three years ago.
About 4.7 million sleepers were sold before the recall was announced in April 2019, with the CPSC saying at the time that 30 infant deaths were linked to the product.
Since then, about 70 additional deaths have been reported, eight of which occurred after the recall was first announced, according to the CPSC.
“Infant deaths have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after infants rolled from their backs to their stomachs or sides while unrestrained, or in other circumstances,” a said the CPSC in the recall announcement.
Fisher-Price did not respond to a request for comment on Monday.
The company said at the time of the initial recall that it continued to “guarantee the safety of all our products”, but issued the recall “in light of reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to safety warnings and instructions”. .
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Separately, the recall of Kids2 Rocking Sleepers was also announced on Monday, with the CPSC indicating that 15 deaths have been linked to the product, including four since the initial recall.
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“We are making this announcement because, despite their removal from the market and ban on their sale, babies continue to die in these products,” CPSC Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric said in a statement.
“I urge all parents, grandparents and caregivers to follow the advice in this announcement and stop using these products immediately.”
A spokesperson or Kids2 did not respond to a request for comment on Monday.