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Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play Sleeper Lawsuit: 30 Infant Deaths. Was Defective Design The Cause?

This should not have happened. We know you have unanswered questions. When the time is right, and you want to get justice for your loved one, we are here to help you and your family get through this.

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  • Should there have been a warning?
  • Should I speak with the media or Fisher-Price attorneys?

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Content Author: Laurence Banville
Edited By: Emily Smith
Published: April 12, 2019
Fact checked on: April 12, 2019
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32 Infant Deaths Since 2011. When Did Fisher-Price Know?

As reported by many national news networks on April 12, 2019, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled all models of the Rock N’ Play as a result of the product being linked to 32 baby deaths since 2011.

“This is shocking news. Many of us have the Rock N’ Play in our homes. As the parent of a newborn, I have it in my living room right now”, said product defect attorney, Mr. Laurence Banville.

The Rock N’Play recall comes only days after the American Academy of Pediatrics brought the number of deaths to the attention of the CPSC.

“The product is deadly and should be recalled immediately” quoted Kyle Yausda, MD, FAAP – the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Strong words.

“The question now is when did Fisher-Price know that this was a risk and why did they not recall the product before now?” stated Banville.

“These families need answers, and knowing how large corporations like Fisher-Price work, the only way to get to the bottom of this is through civil litigation. When the time is right for these families, we would be honored to represent them and get the answers and justice they deserve”, stated Banville.

The Issue With The Rock N’Play

The warning issued by the CPSC on April 8, advised parents to stop using the infant sleeper when a baby turns 3 months old, or begins to roll, whichever comes first. Most of the reported infant deaths to date are from infants younger than 3 months old who were unable to breathe because of the position they were in.

Former Product Recalls For The Infant Sleeper

This is not the first time that Fisher-Price have found themselves with a recall for the Rock N’Play infant sleeper. In 2013, a recall was issued due to a mold issue after 600 parents complained about discovering mold forming under the cushion. To read about this recall visit here.

Was It Foreseeable That Infant Deaths Could Be Caused By The Rock’N Play?

This is a key question.

Would a reasonable person foresee that babies sleeping in an incline could turn and suffocate?

News About Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper and Infant Deaths

Here are some of the top national news networks covering the recent recall of the infant sleeper by Fisher-Price.

If You Have A Rock N’Play – What To Do Now?

This is a huge recall. This is a very popular baby product.

If you currently own a an infant sleeper that has been recalled, then you are:

  1. STOP using it.
  2. Contact Fisher-Price for a refund.

What If You Want To Report A Safety Incident?

If you would like to report any issues with your Rock N’Play then you are encouraged to file a report at saferproducts.gov

Product Defect Lawyers – We Know How To Get Answers

If you are one of the many families who experienced the horrific pain of losing an infant due to the infant sleeper, and you would like to take legal action, get answers or would just like to talk, then feel free to call us.

We know what you are going through having represented families whose lives have been turned upside-down by a defective product before.

We can help answer your questions. There is no pressure or obligation to do anything.

When you are ready, we are here for you.

Sometimes it takes a lawsuit to get companies to tell the truth and to get answers. If you would like to speak with one of our experienced product defect lawyers, call us now.

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