The recall will impact about 4.7 million sleepers, the commission said.
“I’m urging parents to stop using this product immediately and to contact Fisher-Price for a refund or a voucher,” said Ann Marie Buerkle, the CPSC’s acting chairwoman.
“With these actions, we want parents around the world to know that safety will always be a cornerstone of our mission, that we are committed to these values, and will continue to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of the infants and preschoolers who utilize our products,” Scothon said.
The decision comes a week after the commission and Fisher-Price issued a warning about the product, prompting calls from the American Academy of Pediatrics and grieving parents for an immediate recall. The commission said Friday that “over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances” since 2009.
The recall did not say what caused the infants’ deaths.
Last week, the CPSC had only cited reports of 10 fatalities — of babies 3 months or older — but a Consumer Reports analysis linked the popular sleeper to 32 infant deaths, between 2011 and 2018.
Patty Davis, a spokeswoman with CPSC, had said the commission was aware of the report of additional fatalities and were looking into those deaths. Following Friday’s recall, Buerkle said the investigation into the sleepers had been a top priority for the commission and announced that officials will continue looking into other inclined sleep products.
“I urge consumers to report any incidents with inclined sleepers or other nursery products to CPSC at saferproducts.gov,” she said in a video statement. “As a mother and grandmother there’s nothing more important to me than the safety of our children.”
For more information about the recall, customers can contact Fisher-Price at www.service.mattel.com
and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or at 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.