Own a Baby Rocker? Read these Warnings from Fisher-Price & Kids2!
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price have issued a serious warning following the deaths of at least 13 infants. The deaths were reported between 2009 and 2021 in connection with the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rockers and the brand’s Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers.
In addition, Kids2 has issued a similar warning in regards to Kids2 Bright Starts and Baby Einstein Rockers.
The CPSC says that these rockers should never be used for sleep, and that infants should never be left unsupervised or unrestrained in them. Fisher-Price has sold more than 17 million of these popular products worldwide since the 1990s and Kids2 has sold more than 1.8 million Rockers worldwide since 2012.
Consumers are urged to report incidents involving these rockers or other infant products to CPSC on its website. The commission is investigating all incidents and fatalities in connection with these products.
Consumers are also encouraged to report incidents to Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 or to Kids2 at 800-230-8190. You can also visit the Fisher Price Safe Start webpage for safety videos, tips, and additional information regarding the brand’s rockers and other infant products.
CPSC recently finalized a rule requiring that infant sleep products have a sleep surface angle of 10 degrees or less. This rule will take effect on June 23rd, 2022. In the meantime, the commission is now offering parents and caregivers the following reminders:
- Never use inclined products, such as rockers, gliders, soothers, and swings, for infant sleep.
- Infants should not be left in these products unsupervised, unrestrained, or with bedding material, due to the risk of suffocation.
- The best place for an infant to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet, or play yard.
- Parents and caregivers should use a fitted sheet only and never add blankets, pillows, padded crib bumpers, or other items to an infant’s sleeping environment.
- Infants should always be placed to sleep on their backs.
- Infants who fall asleep in an inclined or upright position should be moved to a safe sleep environment with a firm, flat surface such as a crib, bassinet, or play yard.