Fisher-Price Re-Announces Recall of Infant Sleeper Linked to Deaths

Fisher-Price Re-Announces Recall of Infant Sleeper Linked to Deaths

Fisher-Price re-announced its recall for all Rock n’ Play infant sleepers. Since the initial recall announcement in April 2019, the sleeper has allegedly caused eight more infant deaths. This now brings the death toll reportedly linked to the Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play sleeper to approximately 100. If you still have a Rock n’ Play sleeper, you should stop using it immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. 

Fisher-Price Infant Sleeper Initially Recalled in 2019

The Rock n’ Play sleeper, released in 2009, was one of the most popular baby products on the market. The once-beloved device could rock, vibrate, and even play music. Sleep-deprived parents rejoiced over the sleeper intended to lull babies to sleep without needing to be held. 

However, the Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play sleeper has allegedly contributed to countless infant sleep-related deaths. Although the company marketed the product as safe for infants to sleep in, it was not. Pediatricians have repeatedly criticized inclined sleepers because they are highly dangerous for babies. A safe sleeping environment involves a flat surface where infants can lie on their backs, with no soft toys, blankets, or pillows. In Rock n’ Play sleepers, infants could roll onto their stomachs or sides and suffocate. 

After over thirty infant fatalities, Fisher-Price recalled more than 4.7 million Rock n’ Play sleepers in April 2019.

Recall Re-Announced for Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play Sleeper

On January 9, 2023, Fisher-Price re-announced the recall of the Rock n’ Play sleeper. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) revealed that an additional seventy infant deaths have been reported since the recall. Eight of these deaths occurred after the original recall announcement. These products were sold nationwide at major retailers like Target and Walmart and online on Amazon from 2009 to 2019. 

Fisher-Price decided to re-announce the recall to reach as many consumers as possible. The CPSC also re-announced the recall of another infant sleeper linked to infant deaths, the Kids2 Rocking Sleepers. Four infant deaths took place after the initial recall of the Kids2 Rocking Sleeper. Like the Rock n’ Play sleeper, babies accidentally suffocated in the Kids2 Rocking Sleeper after rolling onto their stomachs or sides. 

The Lake Law Firm Can Help You File an Infant Sleeper Claim

Parents trusted products like the Rock n’ Play sleeper and the Kids2 Rocking Sleepers. Although doctors have openly advised against inclined sleepers for infants, companies marketed these devices as safe for infants. Infant sleeper lawsuits allege these sleepers have resulted in infant fatalities and injuries. An infant sleeper lawyer can help you hold these companies accountable. Contact The Lake Law Firm today to see if you qualify. 

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529.