Infant sleeping chairs linked to 32 deaths in US recalled in Canada

An infant sleeping chair linked to dozens of deaths in the United States has been recalled in Canada.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Fast Company

Ryan Flanagan, CTV News May 15, 2019

Health Canada says four models of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper are being recalled because they do not meet Canadian safety standards for bassinets.

It is believed that 600 of the sleepers were sold via Amazon’s Canadian website between January 2018 and April 2019. Health Canada is not aware of any other purchase points where Canadians could have bought the sleeper models covered in the recall.

Nearly five million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers were recalled in the U.S. last month. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission linked the product to at least 32 cases in which infants died after rolling onto their stomachs or their sides while unrestrained in the sleepers.

There have not been any reported safety incidents involving the sleepers in Canada.

Recall: Baby deaths linked to Fisher-Price sleeper. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said there were 10 infant deaths associated with the Fisher-Price product since 2015.
At the time of the U.S. recall, Fisher-Price said the recall was issued due to “reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to the safety warnings and instructions.”

Further details, including a full list of affected models, are available in the Health Canada recall notice. Anyone who has one of the sleepers is being urged to contact Amazon for a full refund.

This recall involves the following styles of Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers sold on Amazon.ca.

The following products are affected by this recall
Model Number Item Name
GGD42 Fisher-Price Deluxe Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper with SmartConnect
DMJ23 Fisher-Price Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper
CMP94 Fisher-Price Deluxe Newborn Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper with SmartConnect, Isle Sone
CMP94 Fisher-Price Deluxe Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper [Amazon Exclusive]
Health Canada Consumer Product Recall RA-69956

Source CTV News

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Also see
Edmonton mom warns about Fisher-Price soothing seat after baby gets stuck in CBC News Edmonton
Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers recalled due to reports of deaths in the United States (sold on Amazon.ca) in Health Canada
Consumer Information Bulletin – Safe Sleep Practices for Infants in Health Canada
Rock ‘N Play Recall – How to Get Your Refund or Voucher in Pregnant Chicken
All models of Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play sleepers recalled after infant deaths in ABC News
Fisher-Price Statement in Mattel
Doctors want Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper recalled after deaths in Fast Company
When Misused, Car Seats Can be Dangerous, Even Deadly in University of Virginia

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