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Warning issued after 10 infants die using Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play

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(WCMH) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price are warning people about the company’s Rock ‘n Play due to reports of 10 deaths when infants roll over.

According to CPSC, infants typically begin rollover behaviors at three months.

The CPSC is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock ‘n Play that have occurred since 2015, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained. 

All 10 infants were 3 months or older. 

Because deaths continue to occur, CPSC said officials are recommending consumers stop using the product by three months of age or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.

CPSC has previously warned consumers to use restraints in infant inclined sleep products, officials said.

Fisher-Price warns consumers to stop using the product when infants can roll over, but the reported deaths show that some consumers are still using the product when infants are capable of rolling and without using the three-point harness restraint.

CPSC and Fisher-Price are now reminding consumers to create a safe sleep environment for infants, whether using a crib, bassinet, play yard, or inclined sleeper: 

Never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment and always place infants to sleep on their backs, officials said.

The commission voted to publish a finding that the health and safety of the public require immediate notice. For more information, click here.

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