After at least 13 reported deaths between 2009 and 2021 of infants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price are alerting consumers to not use the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rockers and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers for sleep. Additionally, they say infants should never be unsupervised or unrestrained in the Rockers.
Fisher-Price has sold more than 17 million Rockers worldwide since the 1990s and reviews and evaluates reported incidents that occurred while infants were in the products. Fisher-Price recommends consumers visit Fisher-Price’s Safe Start webpage at www.fisherprice.com/SafeStart for safety videos, tips, and additional safety information, as well as the latest safety warnings for Rockers and other infants products.
If you have had any incidents involving these or other infant products they are encouraging you to report these to CPSC at saferproducts.gov or directly to Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437.
These inclined products, such as rockers, gliders, soothers, and swings, are not to be used for infant sleep and caregivers should not leave infants in these products unsupervised, unrestrained, or with bedding material, due to the risk of suffocation. CPSC recently finalized a rule requiring that infant sleep products have a sleep surface angle of 10 degrees or less. The rule goes into effect on June 23, 2022.
Consumers are reminded:
- The best place for an infant to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard.
- Parents and caregivers should use a fitted sheet only and never add blankets, pillows, padded crib bumpers, or other items to an infant’s sleeping environment.
- Infants should always be placed to sleep on their back. Infants who fall asleep in an inclined or upright position should be moved to a safe sleep environment with a firm, flat surface such as a crib, bassinet or play yard.