Dozens of baby deaths lead to Rock 'n Play recall

Dozens of baby deaths lead to Rock 'n Play recall

Dozens of baby deaths lead to Rock 'n Play recall

"I urge consumers to report any incidents with inclined sleepers or other nursery products to CPSC at saferproducts.gov", she said in a video statement.

The recall is thought to cover about 4.7m sleepers, which were sold for between $40 and $149 over the past ten years.

Parents will be given a full refund or voucher once contacting Fisher-Price.

Fisher-Price did not immediately issue a recall for the device's after the CPSC's warning, and it's unclear what prompted the change.

Over 30 fatalities have been reported since the product was introduced in 2009.

On April 5, the federal government and Fisher-Price issued a warning about the product, which does not align with the recommendations of medical experts in regards to how babies should be positioned.

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Earlier this week the American Academy of Pediatrics urged for the sleeper to be recalled, warning it is "deadly" and that the earlier warning from the CPSC and Fisher-Price had not gone far enough.

But the CPSC says it is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play. In these instances, infants who were not in restraints rolled over in the Rock 'n Play. Tragically, that is not the case. The sleepers, a soft cradle that vibrates, are used to put babies to sleep.

The deaths happened when the "infants rolled over while unrestrained" or during "other circumstances", the agency said, without elaborating.

"We can not put any more children's lives at risk by keeping these unsafe products on the shelves", Rachel Moon, a doctor with the AAP, said in the statement. It does not meet the AAP's recommendations for a safe sleep environment for any baby.

In a statement, obtained by PEOPLE on Friday, Chuck Scothon, general manager at Fisher-Price, said a "child fatality is an unimaginable tragedy".

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