Fisher-Price has reissued and re-announced a widescale recall of its Rock ‘n Play Sleepers and Kids2 Rocking Sleepers after additional infant deaths occurred due to the unsafe design of these products. Combined with the initial recall from 2019, nearly 5 million infant sleeper products from Fisher-Price have been recalled so far.
According to reports, infants can become unrestrained while unattended in the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper product or Kids2 Rocking Sleeper product, allowing them to roll onto their side or stomach. Once flipped over, the infant can struggle to move again due to the sleeper product’s soft material, which can cause fatal suffocation.
When the original 2019 Rock ‘n Play Sleeper recall was announced by Fisher-Price, the company was aware of more than 30 infant fatalities that were linked or more than likely linked to the product’s defective design. Another 70 infant deaths have since been reported, including 8 deaths that are confirmed to have happened after the initial recall began.
What to Do If You Have a Fisher-Price Infant Sleeper
Fisher-Price and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have urged all parents to immediately stop using the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper and Kids2 Rocking Sleeper products. None of the recalled products are considered safe for use. Do not leave the product where it can be easily accessed by infants. It is also unlawful to give a recalled infant sleeper to someone else.
Even though Fisher-Price is offering refunds and exchanges for defective infant sleepers, you should not send a sleeper back to the manufacturer right away. Instead, you should speak to a product liability attorney about the situation, especially if you lost an infant to the defective design. By keeping the infant sleeper product, you will keep the biggest and best piece of tangible evidence for your claim or lawsuit. Let your lawyer help you decide the right time to send it back to Fisher-Price if you should send it back at all.
Trial Attorneys Fighting for Grieving Parents
Lyons & Simmons, LLP is currently accepting new cases for parents who have lost their children to the defective Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper and Kids2 Rocking Sleeper products. We are award-winning, trial attorneys on a mission to make a difference for not just our clients but for Americans nationwide. As a firm that only works on plaintiff cases and trials, we have the authority, experience, and resources needed to challenge major corporations and companies like Fisher-Price.
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