According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price, at least 13 infants have died while reclining in a Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rockers or Newborn-to-Toddler in the last decade.”This agency handled the recall of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play just three years ago, following a shocking incidence of newborn fatalities. Sadly, 13 additional infants have died as a result of Fisher Price “Commissioner Rich Trumka Jr. of the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement.
According to the agency, another baby died in the Kids 2 Bright Starts Rockers in 2019. Consumers can report occurrences or ask inquiries by calling 800-230-8190 or visiting the Kids 2 website. Rockers for infants are meant to gently swing back and forth, delivering a peaceful, tranquil action that helps newborns rest. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, other types of baby items with an incline include baby bouncers, infant positioners, and inclined sleepers, sometimes known as baby nests, docks, pods, loungers, or nappers.
“Fisher-Price or any other company’s tilted product is not safe for newborn sleep. The only safe surface is one that is hard and flat “Trumka said. He asked people to report any occurrences with infant Rockers to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at www.saferproducts.gov.Consumers were also invited to call Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 to report any incidences, and to visit the company’s Safe Start homepage for safety films and suggestions.
Trumka said the fatalities were identified more than two months ago but that the agency was unable to notify the public owing to a “gag rule,” which prevents the CPSC from disclosing unfavourable information about a product or company until the firm has had a chance to respond.”We waged an uphill struggle to provide this material to alert parents and caregivers,” he added, despite Fisher-cooperation. Price’s “When the CPSC has to issue a public warning concerning a pattern of death and injury linked to a product, it should be allowed to do so immediately to avoid more deaths.”