What Consumer Reports Revealed
Consumer Reports, a respected publication focusing on product testing and consumer reviews, conducted an in-depth study of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. The results were stunning.
Early on, it was found that at least 32 infant deaths were linked to the product, some younger than three-months-old. The incidents occurred from 2011 to 2018. Many of these injuries and deaths were due to asphyxia and an inability to breathe caused by the infant’s position.
Ongoing investigations by the publication later revealed that at least 73 deaths and 1,000s of injuries were linked to the inclined sleeper products.
Over the next several months, the publication’s editors continually called to have several brands of the inclined sleeper products recalled and removed from shelves, echoing warnings about sleep positioning pediatricians have made for years. Their reporting has led to recalls being issued for Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play Sleepers, a series of inclined sleeper accessories sold with the Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite & Night Play Yards products, Kids II inclined sleepers, Graco Little Lounger Rocking Seats, Sumr Brands SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleepers, Dorel’s Disney and Eddie Bauer-branded inclined sleepers, Delta Inclined Sleepers With Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; and Evenflo’s Pillo Portable Nappers.