Following the massive recall of Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleepers in April of last year, four more brands have decided to pull their inclined infant sleepers from the market.
165,000 inclined sleepers have been recalled by Graco, Summer Infant, Evenflo, and Delta Children, according to documents published on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission site. These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution after similar sleepers were found to post deadly hazards to infants.
At Least 73 Fatalities
“Infant fatalities have been reported with other manufacturers’ inclined sleep products, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, or under other circumstances,” the recall notice for the sleepers stated.
At least 73 deaths have been caused by these popular bassinets. Most of those involved the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleepers. Typically, this happened when the included safety harness was either not used or attached incorrectly. However, there is clearly no excuse for a product this dangerous to continue to be marketed to parents.
Products in This Recall
- Product: “Pillo Portable Napper”
- Retailers: Target, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Walmart, and other stores
- Dates: May 2017 through January 2020
- Price: $75
- Product: “SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper” (model number 91394)
- Retailers: Nationwide stores and Amazon
- Dates: March 2017 through December 2019
- Price: $99
- Products: Beautyrest Beginnings Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; Delta Children Deluxe 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder and Sleeper; Simmons Kids Beautyrest Deluxe 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder, and Sleeper; 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder and Incline Sleeper, and others
- Retailers: Stores Nationwide
- Dates: January 2017 through December 2018
- Price: $42 – $51
- Product: “Little Lounger Rocking Seat” (model numbers 1872034, 1875063, 1875102, 1877160, 1882081, 1896313, 1908957, 1914283 and 2047734)
- Retailers: Target, Babies R Us and other stores nationwide and online
- Dates: 2013-2018
- Price: $80
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants should sleep on their backs, and that the bassinet or crib should have a firm surface. According to pediatricians, this is the best way to avoid suffocation while sleeping.