Fisher-Price Recalls Nearly 5 Million Sleepers After 30 Babies Died In Them

Parents have been warned to stop using the Rock 'n Play Sleeper once babies can roll over in them.

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US toymaker Fisher-Price has recalled 4.7 million of its Rock 'n Play sleepers after over 30 reports of infant deaths in the last 10 years

BBC reported the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as saying that at least 30 babies had died in the sleeper model since its release in 2009. 

According to Channel NewsAsia, consumers have been warned to stop using the baby sleeper and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. 

CPSC revealed that the infant deaths occurred after they rolled from their backs in the sleepers

NBC News reported that the babies had "rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained" in the Rock 'n Play sleepers, causing suffocation. 

10 of the victims were at least three months old, reported BBC.

Nonetheless, Fisher-Price owner Mattel reportedly said that the company stands by the safety of its products, but decided to conduct a "voluntary recall" of the sleepers after they were used against safety warnings and instructions.

Fisher-Price had also warned customers to stop using the sleeper once babies can roll over in them. 

The Rock 'n Play sleeper is still on sale in Malaysia

Prices of the sleeper averages around RM500 on major retail websites including Lazada, Shopee, and 11street. 

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