Recall issued for deadly Rock 'n Play Sleeper

The Rock 'n Play Sleeper.
The Rock 'n Play Sleeper. Photo credit: Fisher Price

US Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday that toymaker Fisher-Price has voluntarily recalled all its Rock 'n Play Sleeper products after reports of more than 30 infant deaths.

The regulator said consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.

"We stand by the safety of our products. However, due to reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to the safety warnings and instructions, we have decided to conduct a voluntary recall of the Rock 'n Play Sleeper in partnership with the Consumer Product Safety Commission," Fisher Price-owner Mattel Inc said.

It comes a week after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning against using the sleeper.

The American Academy of Paediatrics earlier this week called on Fisher Price to issue an urgent recall.

"When parents purchase a product for their baby or child, many assume that if it's being sold in a store, it must be safe to use. Tragically, that is not the case," it said in a statement.

The Rock 'n Play Sleeper was listed as unavailable on most New Zealand-based online stores Newshub checked on Sunday, but Save Barn still had one for sale - saying it was the "last one remaining".

They could still be bought on international sites like eBay.

Reuters / Newshub.

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