Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Glide Soothers After 4 Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price is recalling its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother, a child sleep product, after it was linked to experiences of 4 toddler deaths, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated.

The infants who died had been reported to have been positioned on their backs unrestrained within the product, which is meant to rock infants to sleep, and had been later discovered on their stomachs, the fee stated.

The deaths befell between April 2019 and February 2020, and included a 4-month-old; two infants, each 2 months outdated; and an 11-week-old.

Robert Adler, the appearing chairman of the fee, stated the merchandise weren’t protected for infants to sleep in due to the chance of suffocation.

“These types of incidents are heartbreaking,” Mr. Adler stated. “Loving parents put their babies in these products never expecting a tragedy.”

Fisher-Price additionally introduced that it could recall its 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders, although no fatalities have been reported in reference to that product.

Both the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider and 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother can rock infants ahead and again, or aspect to aspect, based on the fee.

In an announcement, Chuck Scothon, common supervisor of Fisher-Price, stated the deaths had been heartbreaking.

“There is nothing more important to Fisher-Price than the safety of our products and the trust that families put in us,” Mr. Scothon stated. “We are committed to educating parents and caregivers on the safe use of all of our products, including the importance of following all warnings and instructions to ensure the health and safety of babies and children.”

The 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother bought for about $108, and the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider for about $125.

About 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders had been bought lately within the United States, the fee stated. In Canada, about 25,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 27,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders had been bought.

In 2019, Fisher-Price agreed to recall 4.7 million Rock ’n Play sleepers, a child sleep product, after the fee linked it to greater than 30 deaths. The firm, nevertheless, stated the deaths resulted from the product getting used “contrary to safety warnings and instructions.”

That recall got here after the corporate issued a joint security warning with the fee, which stated on the time that it was conscious of 10 deaths linked to the sleeper since 2015 of youngsters three months or older.

In most circumstances, the fee stated, the youngsters suffocated after rolling over within the sleeper from their again to their abdomen or aspect whereas unrestrained.