Fisher-Price has denied nearly five million infant sleepers in the United States after uncountable than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year duration.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said anyone who bought a Fisher-Price Throw ‘n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. The sleepers, which are acquainted with to put babies to sleep, are soft-padded cradles that vibrate.
In announcing the recant on Friday, Fisher-Price and the CPSC said the deaths occurred after infants listed over from their backs to their stomachs or sides while unrestrained, but did not determine how they died. In an article this week, Consumer Reports set up that some of the infants died from suffocation.
A safety notification was issued last week, but the American Academy of Pediatrics urged Fisher-Price and the CPSC to withdraw the sleepers, calling them “deadly.”
Health Canada said Saturday that the Fisher Value Rock ‘N Play Sleeper is “not permitted for sale in Canada.”
“If Health Canada concludes this product was made available in Canada, it will take steal action as necessary,” a spokesperson said in an email.
In a statement, Fisher-Price mean that it stood by the safety of its products and said it issued the voluntary memory “due to reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to the safety notifications and instructions.”
The recall covers about 4.7 million sleepers, which grass oned for between $40 and $149 US since 2009.