Two days after the American Academy of Pediatrics urged the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers, the CPSC announced the recall of all 4.7 million of the units on Friday.
The Rock "n Play is not on Toys R Us" Canadian website, is listed on Walmart's Canadian website but is not available to purchase, and is available on Amazon and Best Buy's Canadian websites.
The representative told us the federal agency has been investigating Rock 'n Play Sleepers for years and the recent Consumer Reports investigation had nothing to do with this recall decision.
In the new recall, officials say that number is more than 30 deaths after infants rolled over while unrestrained, "or under other circumstances".
In Canada, the Rock 'n Play is classified as a "soother" rather than a "sleeper" due to Canadian regulations that do not allow the product to be used for unattended sleep, according to Fisher-Price.
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"AAP urges parents to stop using the product immediately", the statement said. All 10 deaths associated with the sleepers were of infants older than 3 months.
Between 2011 and 2018, 32 babies have died, "included babies even younger than the 3-month threshold cited in the initial warning, which is alarming", the AAP noted in its release.
Fisher-Price called the deaths "an unimaginable tragedy". Over 30 fatalities have been reported since the product was introduced in 2009. It does not meet the AAP's recommendations for a safe sleep environment for any baby. But, Hoffman said, "we feel like this is a unsafe product".
For more information about the recall, visit the CPSC site here.