According to CBS News, the American Academy of Pediatrics cited a new report by Consumer Reports that concluded 32 infant deaths were linked to the device. Fisher-Price confirmed last week that at least 10 infants have died while using the sleeper.
In a statement, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Kyle Yasuda said “This product is deadly and should be recalled immediately.”
The hazard occurs when infants roll over while in the device unrestrained. In the deaths confirmed by Fisher-Price, the infants were older than 3 months. The company warned that parents and caregivers stop using the sleeper when infants reach 3 months or begin rolling over, stopping short of issuing a full recall.
However, in its own report, Consumer reports cited deaths linked to the sleep in babies younger than 3 months.
The American Academy of Pediatrics followed Fisher-Price’s warning with a statement of their own, provided by Dr. Rachel Moon, chair of the AAP Task Force on SIDS. The statement read “”The Rock ‘n Play inclined sleeper should be removed from the market immediately. It does not meet the AAP’s recommendations for a safe sleep environment for any baby. Infants should always sleep on their back, on a separate, flat and firm sleep surface without any bumpers or bedding.”
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