Fisher-Price recalls baby gliders after four infant deaths

Here's what you need to know, mama.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Fisher-Price is recalling two popular gliders after four babies reportedly died, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The recalled seats are the 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Gliders.

Here's what you need to know, mama:


The CPSC says the deaths all happened in the 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soother seat between April 2019 and February 2020. Officials say the babies were placed unbuckled in the seats on their backs. They were later found on their stomachs.

The fatalities were a four-month-old from Missouri, a two-month-old from Nevada, a two-month-old from Michigan and an eleven-week-old from Colorado. There have been no deaths in the 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Gliders.

"These types of incidents are heart-breaking," said Acting CPSC Chairman Robert Adler. "Loving parents put their babies in these products never expecting a tragedy. Inclined products, such as gliders, soothers, rockers and swings are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation."

"There is nothing more important to Fisher-Price than the safety of our products and the trust that families put in us," said Chuck Scothon, General Manager of Fisher-Price. "These incidents are indeed heart-breaking. We are committed to educating parents and caregivers on the safe use of all of our products, including the importance of following all warnings and instructions to ensure the health and safety of babies and children."

Do you have a Fisher-Price glider but aren't sure if it's being recalled? Check the model number, which is located on the underside of the base.

This recall involves CHP56, CHP55 and CBT81 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers. It also involves the GDD28, GDD39, GDD41, GGW85, GNX43, GVG43, HBD26 and HBD27 of the 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Gliders. HBT17 is sold in Canada only.

Approximately 227,000 gliders were sold in America and Canada.

If you have one, safety officials say you should stop using it immediately. You can contact Fisher-Price for a refund online at www.service.mattel.com, and click on "Recall & Safety Alerts," or call toll-free at 855-853-6224 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Safety officials want parents to remember that the best place for a baby to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet, or play yard. Babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep and not given any pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals, which increase the risk of suffocation.

In 2019, Fisher-Price issued a similar recall for all of its Rock 'n Play sleepers, after reports of more than 30 deaths.

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