Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play warning: 10 infant deaths linked to sleeper

Warning issued to parents for Fisher Price baby product after reports of infant deaths

Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play

At least 10 babies have died in Fisher-Price's "Rock 'n Play" sleeper since 2015, a warning from the company and the US Product Safety Commission (USPSC) revealed on Friday.

- Fisher-Price is warning parents about a popular baby-sleeper after reports of death when infants roll over in the product.

Medical experts say the product poses a risk because infants typically begin to roll over at three months.

Fisher-Price said in a statement that their product meets safety standards.

The warning stated the deaths were caused after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained in the Rock 'n Play.

CPSC had previously warned consumers to use restraints in the inclined sleep products, but the reported deaths show that these devices are being used after infants learn to roll over and without restraints.

"CPSC and Fisher-Price remind consumers to create a safe sleep environment for infants, whether using a crib, bassinet, play yard, or inclined sleeper", the press release continued.

"A child fatality is an unimaginable tragedy". They also said infants who are showing rollover capabilities should not be placed in the seat.

"Fisher-Price and every one of our employees take the responsibility of being part of your family seriously, and we are committed to earning that trust every day".

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