Since 2011, the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has been linked to 32 infant deaths.1 In many cases, the features of this inclined sleeper reportedly
More than 4.7 million Fisher-Price cribs have been recalled in the U.S. This recall, issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in April 2019, is targeted at Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play Sleepers.
More than 32 infants have reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, and at least 700 others have sustained severe injuries. Some of the serious dangers associated with this portable, inclined sleeping device include the risks of:
- Breathing difficulties and neck injuries: The Rock ‘n Play Sleeper holds infants at a 30˚ angle. This incline can cause babies’ heads and necks to fall into dangerous positions that can injure their fragile necks and cut off their windpipes.
- Suffocation: Fischer-Price’s Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has steep sides and giving restraints. These design features create a risk of babies rolling over and becoming pressed up against the side of the crib—or turning over onto their tummies. In either case, they can suffocate.
In addition to these serious dangers, Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play Sleeper can also put infants at risk of developing plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, also referred to as “flat head syndrome.” This complication, which can result from how the Sleeper holds babies’ heads in a fixed position, can require expensive treatment and physical therapy.
If your child has been hurt in a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper or a similar inclined sleeper made by another company, you may have legal options for holding Fisher-Price (or another manufacturer) accountable for the harm caused by its dangerous product.
To find out more about your legal options for justice and financial recovery, simply contact the Amaro Law Firm for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.