Dangerous Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Recalled
Was Your Child Harmed? Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help
When you lay your baby down for a nap, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether they’ll wake up again. Unfortunately, more than 30 parents have experienced the agonizing and unspeakable pain of losing a child due to the dangers posed by the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, one of the most popular baby products on the market. These inclined sleeper products are intended to soothe babies to sleep, but their design also poses a serious threat of suffocation.
More than 30 infants have died using the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, and as a result, Fisher-Price has recalled the product from all retailers across the nation. This recall, while protective for future accidents, does not provide justice to the parents already affected. Children’s products, especially those designed for infants, must be safe and trustworthy. If a product poses a threat, you have a right to take legal action on your child’s behalf.
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If your child was harmed while using the Rock ‘n Play, our firm is prepared to help you seek justice from the liable party. Since 1955, our legal team has worked tirelessly to advocate for the rights of our clients and secure maximum compensation for their damages. We have delivered record-setting verdicts during our 60 years in practice and we’ve obtained millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Let us fight on your behalf.
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Harmful Products Recalled
After receiving several reports of infant deaths caused by the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued an official recall on April 12, 2019. The Rock ‘n Play is an exceedingly popular baby product celebrated for its ability to sooth sleepy babies as they sleep. There are an estimated 4.7 million products affected by this recall, which includes all models of the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. Fisher-Price also issued a statement about the issue informing consumers that they will offer refunds or product vouchers for those who purchased the faulty product. However, these vouchers will do little to comfort the parents who lost children to this dangerous product.
If you or a loved one are affected by this dangerous inclined sleeper product, our firm is prepared to help you seek justice and compensation. Baby products must follow strict safety standards, and if the design or build of any children’s product renders that item hazardous, it could lead to deadly consequences for infants.
The Danger Linked to Rock ‘n Play Sleepers
According to reports, infants can suffocate within the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper by rolling onto their sides or stomachs, especially if they remain unrestrained by the safety belt. Although Fisher-Price claims their product is safe when used correctly, this may not be true.
The product instructions direct parents to buckle their children into the seat whenever the product is in use and to discontinue use altogether when the child reaches a certain age or weight. However, even if parents heed the safety warnings, the product could still pose a serious threat. Before the company issued a recall, the American Academy of Pediatrics originally asked Fisher-Price to recall their Rock ‘n Play products, calling them “deadly.”
More than 30 infants have died while using the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, some of which were less than 3 months old. Although this product is now recalled, the American Academy of Pediatrics now questions the safety of all inclined sleepers designed similarly to the Rock ‘n Play.
Seeking Justice & Compensation
If you or someone you know lost a child while using the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper or another inclined sleep product, our firm wants to hear your story. We understand how traumatizing these types of incidents can be, and we know that nothing can replace the loss of a child. During this difficult time, we want to help you seek justice on behalf of your child and compensation for the damages your family suffered as a result. Let our firm fight for your rights, today.
Contact Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. today to discuss your potential lawsuit.