FISHER-Price has recalled nearly five million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies died in them over the past 10 years.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said anyone who bought a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and get a refund or voucher.
AP:Associated Press Fisher-Price has recalled nearly 5 million Rock ‘n Play sleepers over safety fears
This warning also applies to the UK as the seats are sold in Britain and are available in a number of designs.
The sleepers are soft padded cradles that vibrate.
Fisher-Price and the CPSC said the deaths occurred after babies rolled over from their backs to their stomachs or sides while unrestrained, but did not specify how they died.
In an article this week, Consumer Reports found that some of the infants died from suffocation.
A safety warning was issued last week, but The American Academy of Pediatrics urged Fisher-Price and the CPSC to recall the sleepers, calling them “deadly.”
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In a statement on Friday, Fisher-Price said that it stood by the safety of its products and said it issued the voluntary recall “due to reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to the safety warnings and instructions.”
The recall covers about 4.7 million sleepers, which sold for between $40 (£30) and $149 (£115) since 2009.