Pediatricians and grieving parents have been calling for it to happen for years, and on Friday it finally did.
All models of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.
The CPSC says parents “should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher”.
#Recall: 4.7 Million @FisherPrice Rock ‘N Play Sleepers Due to Reports of Infant Deaths. Stop using the product and… https://t.co/KA2DmPRWjf
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC)
The recall follows a long-simmering controversy and a Consumer Reports investigation into the Rock n’Play.
More than 30 babies have died in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers since 2009 (some were restrained and some were not) and hundreds of injuries have been reported. Facing mounting pressure from the public, the recall has finally been issued.
If you have a Rock n’ Play, do not put your baby in it. Go to service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or at 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for more information on how to get your refund or refund or voucher.
Update May 16, 2019:
Health Canada is now also recalling four models of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper as it does not meet Canadian safety standards.
#RECALL: Does your child have a Fisher-PriceRock ’n Play Sleeper? Find out about the recalls and what to do: Link… https://t.co/tDYdG8JWiI
— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth)