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Government issues warning about infant Rock 'N Play deaths

Posted: 2:45 PM, Apr 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-05 18:45:04Z
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Reports of infant death associated with Rock ‘N Play units has prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price to issue an alert notifying parents.

According to a CPSC news release, 10 infant deaths have been reported since 2015 after infants “rolled from their back to their stomach or side, while unrestrained” while in a Rock 'N Play.

The infants were all over the age of three months.

CPSC and Fisher-Price urge parents to stop using Rock ‘N Play when their child reaches 3 months old or “as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.”

CPSC and Fisher-Price remind consumers to create a safe sleep environment for infants, whether using a crib, bassinet, play yard, or inclined sleeper: Never add blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or other items to the environment and always place infants to sleep on their backs.

You can read more about CPSC's findings here .