Warning issued on Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play due to reports of death

Posted at 3:14 PM, Apr 05, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVF) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price have warned consumers about the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play due to reports of death when infants roll over in the product.

The CPSC says it's aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock ‘n Play that have occurred since 2015, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained. All 10 infants were three months old or older.

Because deaths have continued, CPSC recommended parents stop using the product by the age of three months, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities. CPSC has previously warned consumers to use restraints in infant inclined sleep products.

Fisher-Price warns consumers to stop using the product when infants can roll over, but the reported deaths show that some consumers are still using the product when infants are capable of rolling and without using the three point harness restraint.

CPSC and Fisher-Price remind consumers to create a safe sleep environment for infants, whether using a crib, bassinet, play yard, or inclined sleeper: Never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment and always place infants to sleep on their backs.