Fisher-Price announced that they are recalling its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers after receiving at least four reports of infant deaths.
According to NBC News, the recall affects roughly 120,000 soothers sold from January 2014 to December 2020.
The four deaths occurred between April 2019 and February 2020 and involved a 4-month-old from Missouri, a 2-month-old from Nevada, a 2-month-old from Michigan, and an 11-week old from Colorado. In a press release, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said “The infants were reportedly placed on their backs unrestrained in the product and later found on their stomachs.”
Fisher-Price general manager Chuck Scothon provided the following statement on the recall: “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 education 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.”
Fisher-Price is also recalling its 2in-1 Sooth ‘n Play Gliders as a proactive measure. No deaths have been associated with that product.
The following information provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
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