The recall comes after at least 32 babies died after rolling over in the sleeper. 4.7 million sleepers have been sold in the United States.
Customers should contact the company to ask for a refund. Fisher price owner Mattel confirmed the voluntary recall but stood by the product’s safety. They said the infants had rolled over while unrestrained or in other circumstances.”While we continue to stand by the safety of all of our products, given the reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to safety warnings and instructions, we’ve decided in partnership with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), that this voluntary recall is the best course of action,” the company said. The CPSC has estimated the recall affects about 4.7m products. It has urged consumers to stop using the sleepers immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund.
Safety advice for baby sleeping
- Babies should always sleep on their back with their feet at the foot of their cot
- Tuck the blanket in across their chest and under their arms and keep the cot free from bumpers, pillows and soft toys
- Don’t let your baby get too hot or cold
- Keep your baby’s head uncovered
“When parents purchase a product for their baby or child, many assume that if it’s being sold in a store, it must be safe to use. Tragically, that is not the case,” the president of the AAP, Kyle Yasuda, said in a statement.