Fisher-Price recalls 4.7 million sleepers after 30 babies die

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April 12, 2019 - 4:47 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Fisher-Price's Rock n' Play sleeper has been recalled -- there are 4.7 million of them --- after more than 30 babies have reportedly died since 2009 after rolling over in them. 

"Infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday. 

In a statement announcing the recall, Fisher-Price still maintained that the sleeper "meets all applicable safety standards."

"Since the alert, we are also aware of an article by Consumer Reports regarding the safety of inclined sleeping," the statement read. "We continue to work closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding the safe use of our products, including the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper."

The recall comes a week after the CPSC warned people not to use the sleepers for infants older than three months old, since they are more likely to roll over.

For more information or to request a refund, visit www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or call 866-812-6518.

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