According to Mattel, Fisher-Price’s parent company, “Today’s reannouncement serves as a critical reminder to both consumers and resellers that they should not use, sell, or donate the recalled Rock ‘n Play.”
Patty Davis, spokesperson for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), said: “This is an urgent warning for consumers to check their homes for these products…Do not put your baby to sleep in inclined sleepers ever. It is not safe.”
The CPSC noted that over 30 fatalities were reported due to infants rolling from their back onto their stomach or side while unrestrained in the sleeper; 70 deaths have been reported since then including at least eight after the initial recall announcement.
Fifteen infant fatalities were also reported with Kids2 Rocking Sleepers with four occurring post-recall announcement according to data collected by Kids2 themselves.
In response to this tragedy, CPSC Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric urges all parents, grandparents and caregivers to follow his guidance of stopping using these products immediately while additionally noting that too many homes still contain them putting babies at risk despite warnings against doing so being made repeatedly over time.
In addition, a new rule has been adopted by CPSC which requires any infant sleep product surface angle be 10 degrees or less moving forward beginning 2022 onwards as part of an effort towards increased safety standards overall concerning such items going forward into future generations.
Fisher-Price and Kids2 are offering refunds through their respective websites for those who purchased one of these recalled models priorly before this news became known publicly today once again reiterating how serious this issue truly is now more than ever before .
Fisher-Price online at Rock ‘n Play recall or www.mattel.com and click on “Recall & Safety” or toll-free at 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for more information.