Date issued: 01/13/22
There has been a second recall of two baby sleepers due to additional infant deaths. Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers and the Kids2 Rocking Sleepers. Fisher-Price has urged their consumers to stop using the sleeper immediately. The first recall came in April 2019. The U.S. Consumer Product stresses the critical urgency to stop the use of these pieces of infant equipment.
The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers were sold nationwide at stores including Walmart, Target and online at Amazon from September 2009 through April 2019 for between $40 and $149.
If you have one of the recalled products, contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. You can do so online at Rock 'n Play recall or www.mattel.com and click on “Recall & Safety,” or by calling toll-free at 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The Kids2 Rocking Sleepers were sold at Walmart, Target and Toys “R” Us and online from March 2012 through April 2019. Their price was between $40 and $80.
Contact Kids2 for a refund. Call toll-free at 866-869-7954 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Rocking Sleeper recall or www.kids2.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.
It is illegal to sell or distribute the recalled sleepers.
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)
SUID, which includes Sudden Infant Syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of injury death in infancy. Sleep is a big challenge for families with infants, but following safe sleep recommendations can prevent many SUID fatalities.
The rate of sleep-related infant death declined significantly in the 1990s after the AAP and others recommended that babies be placed on their backs to sleep, but rates have since plateaued, and SIDS remains the leading cause of postneonatal mortality. Black and Native American/Alaska Native infants die at rates more than double that of white babies. Pediatricians should support all families in implementing recommendations that reduce the risk of sleep-related infant death:
- Place infants on their backs for sleep in their own sleep space with no other people.
- Use a crib, bassinet, or portable play yard with a firm, flat mattress and a fitted sheet. Avoid sleep on a couch or armchair or in a seating device, like a swing or car safety seat (except while riding in the car).
- Keep loose blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, bumpers, and other soft items out of the sleep space.
- Breastfeed if possible, and avoid smoking.
How to Keep your Baby Sleeping Baby Safe - AAP Policy Explained
Use a firm, flat surface; a firm surface means that it should not indent when your baby sleeps on it.
Place your baby in a crib, bassinet, portable crib or play yard that meets the safety standards on Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Put your baby on their back for all naps and night sleep.
Never sleep with your baby.
- Instead of bed sharing, room share
- Keep loose bedding and soft items out of your baby's sleep area.
- Don't let your baby get overheated.
Other Ways to Lower SIDS Risk
Feed your baby breastmilk -
Evidence shows that human milk reduces the risk of SIDS. The longer you give your baby breast milk, the more protection it gives.
- Breastfeed or feed your baby expressed breast milk. The AAP recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for your baby for about 6 months.
- Even after you add solid foods to your baby's diet, continue breastfeeding until they're at least 12 months, or longer if you and your baby desire.
Try giving your baby a pacifier at nap time and bedtime
This helps reduce the risk of SIDS, even if the pacifier falls out after your baby is asleep. But keep in mind:
- If your baby is breastfed, wait until breastfeeding is established before offering a pacifier. That means your milk supply is good, breastfeeding is comfortable and consistent, your baby is latching well and they're gaining weight like they should. If you're not breastfeeding your baby, you can start the pacifier whenever you like.
- It's OK if your baby doesn't want a pacifier. You can try offering again later, but some babies simply don't like them. If the pacifier falls out after your baby falls asleep, you don't have to put it back in.
- Don't hang a pacifier around your baby's neck or attach it to their clothing when they're sleeping.