WARNING PARENTS: At Least 13 Babies Have Died in Fisher-Price Rockers Since 2009

On Tuesday, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price issued an alert about at least 13 infants dying in the company’s rockers between 2009 and last year.

In the statement, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said the deaths involved Fisher Price’s Infant-to-Toddler Rockers and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers. Fisher-Price has sold more than 17 million rockers since the 1990s.

“Rockers should never be used for sleep and infants should never be unsupervised or unrestrained in the Rockers,” the agency advised.

Infants should not sleep in inclined products, which include rockers, soothers, gliders, and swings. They also should not be in these products unsupervised, unsecured, or with bedding materials as they may suffocate.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said infants should sleep on their back in a firm crib, bassinet, or play yard. A fitted sheet can be used, but their sleeping environment should not have blankets, crib bumpers, pillows, or stuffed animals.

The agency said consumers who want to report issues with these Fisher-Price products can do so at saferproducts.gov.

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[Featured image: Consumer Product Safety Commission]