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From Products Liability Law Daily, April 5, 2019

CPSC and Fisher-Price warn of suffocation hazard associated with Rock ’N Play product

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Consumers should stop using the product as soon as infants can roll over.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to publish an immediate notice in consideration of the health and safety of the public pertaining to safety hazards associated with the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play inclined sleep product. The agency is aware of ten 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 ten infants were three months or older (CPSC News Release, April 5, 2019).

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. According to medical literature, infants typically begin rollover behaviors at three months. CPSC is recommending that consumers stop using the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities. The agency has previously warned consumers to use restraints in infant inclined sleep products.

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