More Dangerous Inclined Sleepers Recalled by Fisher-Price
Fisher-Price announced last week that they would recall even more inclined sleeper products because of safety concerns. Their Rock ‘N Play sleeper has made headlines around the world after a Consumer Reports investigation found that more than 50 babies had died in such devices. 30 infants have died after using the specific Fisher-Price branded Rock N Play sleeper, leading to a recall of more than 5.4 million of the sleepers.
Now, Fisher-Price says they are voluntarily recalling their Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yards out of fears that the incline sleeper feature could cause similar accidental deaths. These devices, though soothing to the baby initially, can cause infants to roll over and sleep on their stomach or side. This leads to an increased risk of suffocation. Experts say lying babies on their backs in an empty bassinet or play area is safest.
For many, Fisher-Price’s latest recall is too little, too late. If the company was truly concerned with the safety of their customers, they would have recalled this version of their sleeper technology along with the Rock ‘N Play in April. Critics of the brand say that while the sleeper accessory is just one aspect of the Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard, the risks outweigh the benefits of the product.
In the United States, we often take for granted that the products we buy in stores are safe for use. When it comes to the health and safety of our children, though, it pays to do your due diligence. Check for product recalls routinely, and don’t be afraid to take advantage of opportunities to return or replace unsafe equipment like the Rock N Play.
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