The Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding parents about 2019 recalls of two brands of infant sleepers after 12 more children have died while using them.
The recalls involve all models of Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers and all models of Kids2 Rocking Sleepers. Both were recalled in April 2019, accounting for roughly 5.4 million units.
CPSC said that at the time of the original recall announcement, more than 30 fatalities had been reported on the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. In total, there have been about 100 deaths that have occurred while infants were in the products, although Fisher-Price notes that it has been unable to confirm in some of the reports the circumstances of the incidents or that the product was a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.
However, at least eight fatalities have occurred since the 2019 recall announcement.
CPSC says on the Kids2 Rocking Sleepers recall, a total of 15 infant fatalities were reported after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. Four of those occurred after the original April 2019 recall. Just as with the other recall, Kids2 notes that in some of the reports, it has been unable to confirm the circumstances of the incidents or that the product was a Rocking Sleeper.
The Fisher-Price recall involves approximately 4.7 million sleepers while the Kids2 recall involves 694,000,
Consumers are urged to stop using these products immediately. CPSC says it is illegal to sell or distribute the recalled sleepers.
Those using the Rock ‘n Play can contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.