Fisher-Price Recalls Another Inclined Sleep Product Because of Risk of Infant Deaths
The action comes two months after the company recalled 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, following a CR investigation
Fisher-Price today recalled about 71,000 inclined sleeper accessories included with the Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards because similar products have been linked to infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today.
The recall involves the inclined sleeper accessory sold with all Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards with model numbers CBV60, CHP86, CHR06, CJK24, and DJD11. The model number is on the label inside the play yard and on the back of the inclined sleeper pad. The product is a portable play yard with inclined sleeper and changing station accessories and a carry bag; the recall only applies to the inclined sleeper accessory.
The recall comes more than two months after the company recalled almost 5 million Rock 'n Play Sleepers initially linked to at least 32 infant fatalities uncovered by a Consumer Reports investigation. Inclined sleep products overall have been tied to at least 50 deaths to date.
Inclined sleep products—which are designed to put babies to bed at an incline between 10 degrees and 30 degrees—are not a safe sleep environment for any infant.
The products increase the risk of airway compression, suffocation, and death, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and all run counter to recommendations from the AAP, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. These organizations say babies should be put to bed on their back—alone, unrestrained, and on a firm, flat surface free of bumpers and other soft bedding.