Parents selling Rock 'n Plays on Facebook after warning

Parents selling Rock 'n Plays on Facebook after warning

"The American Academy of Pediatrics" safe sleep guidelines state that babies should not be put to bed at an incline because it can increase the risk of suffocation", said Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Consumer Reports' deputy of special projects. Fisher-Price said last week the children were older than 3 months, which is typically when infants are able to roll themselves from their backs to their stomachs and vice versa.

"Fisher-Price and Mattel, their parent company, we're in negotiations to, I guess just discuss kind of what we expect from us talking out and speaking about the dangers of this chair", Evan said.

The new Consumer Reports analysis concluded that the 32 deaths, which took place between 2011 and 2018, included babies that were less than 3-months old.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about the safety of Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play products after reports of at least 10 infant deaths.

The Canadian Paediatric Society has similar recommendations, including that babies should sleep on a flat, firm surface, and that soft materials including couches, air mattresses ad pillows are not safe. Stores should remove the Rock 'n Play Sleeper from their shelves.

"With this product being out on the market being marketed as a sleeper, parents are confused", she said.

"The danger goes beyond the risk of rollovers, and that's why medical experts explain that products like the Rock "n Play Sleeper should not be used by any infant for unsupervised sleep". "It's totally inappropriate for companies or the CPSC to put the bulk of the responsibility for safety on parents and caregivers-especially when a product indicates it's safe for routine sleep but really isn't-or to imply that they're to blame for tragedies". The AAP advises against using auto seats, strollers or other devices for sleep because of the risk that a baby could roll or turn into an unsafe position and be incapable of moving, leading to suffocation or strangulation.

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"The safety of children is our highest priority".

The AAP does not recommend inclined sleep products like the Rock 'n Play, or any other products for sleep that require restraining a baby. Some models include a feature that automatically rocks the inclined sleeper with a button; others vibrate or rock manually.

"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", Kyle Yasuda, MD, FAAP, and AAP president, said in a statement.

CSPC told UPI it is investigating deaths linked to the sleeper and is evaluating the potential need for a recall.

An American professional association of pediatricians is calling for an immediate recall of the Fischer-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper amid reports linking it to the deaths of tens of children.

"It is essential that the product warnings and instructions are always followed", the statement said.

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