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Babies Are Dying in Infant Sleepers – Stop Using Fisher-Price Rock’n Play Baby Sleepers

  • April 12, 2023
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Are you still using 1 of the 4 million deadly, recalled Fisher-Price Rock’n Play baby sleepers?

Use of infant sleepers have killed babies in America. It has been years since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the Fisher-Price Rock’n Play baby sleepers. Since then, dozens of infants have died. We fear more innocent children will keep dying. In fact, the number of deaths has increased significantly since the first recall in the spring of 2019, after the recall!

A consumer reports investigation by Lauren Kirchner examined why the deaths persist

Since the spring 2019 recalls of the Fisher-Price Rock’n Play infant sleeper and the Kids2 recalled infant rocking sleepers, many more children have died. A consumer report investigator examined why.

First, the problem with the product. “These sleepers put a baby on an inclined sleeping surface, which increases the risk of suffocation if their head drops forward,” commented Lauren Kirchner, Consumer Reports Investigative Reporter. In other cases, the infants may have died due to rolling from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. As reported, “To keep your baby safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies be put to bed only in products that meet federal safety requirements for infant sleep, such as a bassinet, crib or play yard.”

The next reason is the recall effectively precludes future sales, but the product remains in people’s homes. “According to Mattel, Fisher-Price’s parent company, as of last March, only 9.5% of the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers had been accounted for since the recall. In other words, more than 4 million recalled sleepers are potentially still in use.”

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “70 more deaths have been reported since the recall, including at least 8 fatalities that were reported to have occurred after the initial recall announcement.”

It is unbelievable that these dangerous products are still in use. The next victim could be you, your unaware family member, friend, or coworker.

Consumers May Have Legal Claims from the Original Purchase to the Continued Failure to Remove Them from the Market Effectively

The infant sleepers did not belong on the market in the first place. Now, years after the recall, one could likely make the case that there has been a failure to notify the public of the recall, its reasons, and possible deadly consequences. Per industry standards such as the International Standards Organization (ISO), companies should have a system in place to notify consumers after purchases of safety concerns. If the public doesn’t hear much about the recall, the company’s reputation remains intact, the product sits in homes or other places, but babies keep dying behind the scenes!

It’s time to put a stop to that! Consumers like you have had enough.

You have legal options and rights!

The attorneys at KBA and their co-counsel partner law firms are here to provide information, share compassion and empathize with the outrage and sadness of victimized parents, and help explore legal rights.

It is paramount that you check your home for Fisher-Price Rock’n Play baby sleepers and stop using them immediately. If you notice an online reseller that is still offering these products illegally, please notify them and the U.S. Product Safety Commission.

If your baby had passed away in an inclined sleeper, you might be able to file a lawsuit and receive legal compensation. We understand it is about so much more than just the money here…

KBA is Here to Help

KBA Attorneys have litigated many product liability cases. These cases are more complicated than others. We can help assist you in advocating for the full scope of your loss related to infant sleepers. Although each case is different and just because we had success in the past does not mean we will have success in your specific situation, we have helped many families.

“The KBA team handled mine and my daughter’s case well. The care they showed throughout the process was helpful, considering the situation. They did everything to ensure we were satisfied with the results.” Google reviews like this is what we pride ourselves on, as is our innovative approach.

Not everyone wants to file a lawsuit. KBA often drives confidential settlement negotiations outside of court. We can assist with alternative dispute resolution like arbitration or mediation.

You can trust the attorneys at KBA who have decades of expertise in navigating all the difficulties of personal injury claims. We’re here to help.

Contact us today! Your case review is free!