Fisher-Price products recalled following four infant deaths
The heartbreaking incidents occurred in infants between two and four months old
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price have announced the recall of two baby products following reports that four infants died while using one of them.
A press release from the commission said the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders are being recalled and that consumers should stop using both products immediately.
Both products are being recalled due to suffocation concerns after four infant deaths were recorded in the 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother. No deaths were reported in the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders.
The tragedies occurred across the U.S. between April 2019 and February 2020 to an 11-week old, two 2-month olds and a four-month old. The infants were reportedly placed on their backs unrestrained in the product and later found on their stomachs.
"These types of incidents are heart-breaking," said Acting Chairman Robert Adler. "Loving parents put their babies in these products never expecting a tragedy. Inclined products, such as gliders, soothers, rockers and swings are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation."
Chuck Scothon, General Manager of Fisher-Price, added, "There is nothing more important to Fisher-Price than the safety of our products and the trust that families put in us. These incidents are indeed heart-breaking.
"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."