13 May Fisher-Price Recalls 4.7 Million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers After Infants Fatally Injured due to Suffocation
Last month after a Consumer Reports’ investigation the American Academy of Pediatricians called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. Three days later, on April 12, 2019, Fisher-Price recalled all 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers due to suffocation and death.
The Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play came onto the market in 2009. By 2011, regulators in other countries including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom had put Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel on notice that the Rock ‘n Play was not suitable as a sleeper due to the risk of airway obstruction.
As of the recall, there have been more than 30 reported deaths associated with Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. This number does not take into account the number of babies injured by the Rock ‘n Play or the number of injuries and deaths that have gone unreported. The personal injury and product liability attorneys at Porter & Malouf, P.A. are currently investigating potential claims associated with the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play. If your baby was injured while using the Rock ‘n Play or worse yet, if your baby suffocated while sleeping in a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play please call us for a free consultation and case evaluation.