Fisher-Price re­calls Rock ‘n Play af­ter 30 deaths

The Buffalo News - - FRONT PAGE - By Sa­man­tha Christ­mann NEWS BUSI­NESS RE­PORTER

If you have a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play, stop us­ing it and con­tact Fish­erPrice for a re­fund. That’s ac­cord­ing to a re­call from the com­pany, posted to the United States Prod­uct Safety Com­mis­sion’s web­site Fri­day af­ter­noon.

The re­call states that 30 in­fants have died in the prod­uct since 2009.

The re­call cov­ers all mod­els of the prod­uct, to­tal­ing 4.7 mil­lion of them.

It comes a week af­ter the Consumer Prod­uct Safety Com­mis­sion put out an alert about fa­tal­i­ties as­so­ci­ated with the prod­uct.

The alert warned care­givers not to use the prod­uct with in­fants 3 months or older, or those who have be­gun to roll over; and re­minded them to al­ways fas­ten a baby into the at­tached safety har­ness.

That’s be­cause 10 ba­bies older than 3 months were found to have died in the prod­uct since 2015.

The re­ported deaths were as­so­ci­ated with ba­bies who had rolled over from their backs to their stom­achs while not re­strained in the prod­uct’s har­ness.

No re­call was is­sued at that time, the CPSC said, be­cause the prod­uct was deemed safe when prop­erly used.

Fri­day’s re­call up­dated that num­ber to 30 deaths go­ing back to 2009, and said the fa­tal­i­ties oc­curred af­ter in­fants rolled from their backs to their stom­achs, while un­re­strained, “or un­der other cir­cum­stances.”

Fisher-Price could not im­me­di­ately be reached for com­ment.

Cus­tomers should con­tact Fish­erPrice for a voucher or re­fund. Go to Ser­vice.Mat­tel.com and click on “Re­calls & Safety Alerts” or call (866) 8126518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day.

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