Kids II Rocking Sleeper Lawsuits: What Parents Need to Know
No tragedy can match the pain of losing an infant child, but it can be especially difficult to cope when the death was entirely preventable. In April 2019, more than 4 million Kids II Rocking Sleepers were recalled by Fisher-Price due to a design flaw that allegedly causes infants to suffocate when they roll over while unrestrained.
There are at least 30 Kids II Rocking Sleeper models. One model, in particular, the Rock n’ Play Sleeper, has been the focus of numerous lawsuits, but parents around the nation are concerned that other Fisher-Price sleepers might be putting their children at risk.
If your child suffered an injury or died while using a Kids II Rocking Sleeper, read on to learn the answers to a few FAQs about bringing a claim against Fisher-Price:
Why Are These Lawsuits Being Filed?
According to the American Academy of Pediatricians, babies between 3 months and 1 year old are at a higher risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) if they sleep on soft bedding since they can roll over from supine to prone without being able to correct their position, thus resulting in asphyxiation and possible death. Several lawsuits filed against Fisher-Price allege that the design of the Rock n’ Play Sleeper violates this well-known SUID prevention guideline.
Kids II Rocking Sleepers have been linked to at least 32 infant deaths.
Do I Have Grounds for a Claim Against Fisher-Price?
The easiest way to find out if your case has merit is to speak with a Kids II Rocking Sleeper lawsuit attorney. Generally speaking, you may have grounds for a claim if your infant suffered an injury or died while using a Kids II Rocking Sleeper.
For your claim to be successful, it must be shown that:
- The sleeper model your child was using was somehow defective;
- Your child suffered an injury or died; and
- The defect was the proximate cause of your child’s injury or death.
Large corporations like Fisher-Price have the means to dispute any claim that comes their way. The company has not yet admitted fault for the injuries and deaths that have been linked to its sleepers. But with the help of a skilled product liability lawyer, it may be possible for you to hold Fisher-Price financially accountable for any damages your family has suffered.
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Our lawyers can evaluate the facts of your case, answer your questions, and help you determine the most strategic way to proceed. We have an in-depth knowledge of the lawsuits filed against Fisher-Price as well as the case law and statutes pertaining to these cases.
If your child has used a Kids II Rocking Sleeper but hasn’t suffered an injury, you can find more information about the recall—as well as potential refunds and vouchers—by visiting this website.