Fisher-Price issued a recall along with the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for models of its baby gliders and soothers after receiving reports of four infant deaths. The recall includes 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders.
The infants who died were placed in the baby sleepers unrestrained on their backs and later found on their stomachs. Between April 2019 and February 2020, a four-month-old from Missouri, a 2-month old from Nevada, a 2-month old from Michigan, and a 1–week old from Colorado died. All deaths were connected to the 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother. No deaths have been reported yet in connection to the 2-in-1 Sooth ‘n Play Gliders.
The chairman of the CPSC said, “Inclined products, such as gliders, soothers, rockers and swings are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation.”
About 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold online and in-store at mass retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Amazon. The 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers were sold from January 2014 to December 2020 for about $108 and the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold from November 2018 to May 2021 for about $125.
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