UPDATE: Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Officially Recalled
Here’s a quick update to our product warning from last week. The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper has now been officially recalled. Previously, the product had been linked to the deaths of 10 infants. Both the government and Fisher-Price issued an urgent product warning for concerned parents last week.
During that time, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) had been fully investigating the product. As of yesterday, more than a whopping 30 deaths have now been linked to the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play since 2009. In response, the company has officially recalled the product.
Recall Alert: Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play
According to the recall alert, parents should not use the Rock n' Play under any circumstances. Put simply, do not put your baby in it. This applies to all 4.7 million units that are out in the wild.
Owners of the Rock ‘n Play should visit service.mattel.com. There, they can click on "Recalls & Safety Alerts" for more information about receiving a refund or voucher. Alternately, they can call 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Owners of the product will then learn more about how to proceed.
Here are the official details from the CPSC:
This recall involves all Rock ‘n Play Sleepers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.
Since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.
April 12, 2019
About 4.7 million products
#Recall: 4.7 Million @FisherPrice Rock ‘N Play Sleepers Due to Reports of Infant Deaths. Stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. CONTACT: 866-812-6518 or https://t.co/qcX9yJ7hHz. Full recall notice: https://t.co/opDScutIgK pic.twitter.com/DCIqrTjpun— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) April 12, 2019
For further information, please visit the official recall page.
We don’t always stick with a product recall story, but the sheer amount of damage caused by this product warranted a second look. Moving forward, keep an eye on the Child Safety Store blog for important updates and news about potential hazards and recalls.