NEW YORK—Fisher-Price has recalled 71,000 inclined sleeper accessories because infants can roll from their backs to their stomachs on inclined sleep products, risking injury or death.
There have been no reported injuries or deaths related to the sleeper accessory with Fisher-Price’s Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards, but more than 30 infant fatalities have been reported on other, similarly inclined sleep products including the Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Sleeper.
A government consumer protection agency said that consumers should immediately stop using the inclined sleeper and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.
An inclined sleeper allows babies to sleep at an approximately 30-degree angle, which goes against advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The group does not recommend inclined sleep products that require restraining a baby. It also advises against using car seats, strollers or other devices for sleep.
The group said babies could roll or turn into an unsafe position and be suffocated or strangled when unable to move.
Consumers should stop using the inclined-sleeper accessory immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. The play yard, changing station clutch accessory and carry bag are not part of the recall, and the company said consumers can continue using them.
“With these actions, we want parents around the world to know that safety will always be a cornerstone of our mission, that we are committed to these values, and will continue to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of the infants and preschoolers who utilize our products,” said Chuck Scothon, general manager at Fisher-Price.
The Fisher-Price play yard involved in the recall includes model numbers CBV60, CHP86, CHR06, CJK24 and DJD11.
Consumers can go to www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or call 800-432-5437 during regular business hours for more information.
Rock ‘n Play Sleepers
In April, all models of Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play sleepers have been recalled after infant deaths were reported.
“Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher,” said the agency on April 12.
Since 2009, when the product was introduced, more than 30 infant deaths have been reported while babies were wearing Rock ‘n Play sleepers.
“When parents purchase a product for their baby or child, many assume that if it’s being sold in a store, it must be safe to use. Tragically, that is not the case. There is convincing evidence that the Rock ‘n Play inclined sleeper puts infants’ lives at risk, and CPSC must step up and take immediate action to remove it from stores and prevent further tragedies.”
Urgent @uscpsc warning for parents: Stop using the @FisherPrice Rock ‘N Play by the time your baby is 3 months old or starts showing signs of rolling over. @AmerAcadPeds never recommends the Rock ‘N Play for routine infant sleep. (1/2) https://t.co/VyQsDeejLx pic.twitter.com/ip8JmydB6l
— HealthyChildren (@healthychildren) April 5, 2019
The deaths happened when the “infants rolled over while unrestrained” or during “other circumstances,” the agency said, without elaborating.
After the CPSC posted a warning but no recall notice, the American Academy of Pediatrics urged the agency to issue a recall. It cited a report from Consumer Reports, which said 32 babies had died in the sleepers.
“This product is deadly and should be recalled immediately,” Dr. Kyle Yasuda, the head president of the AAP, said in a press release.
The Associated Press, The CNN Wire and Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this article.