If you are a parent, guardian, or caregiver in Florida, it is critical to stay up-to-date on dangerous products and safety recalls connected to consumer products designed for children or that can affect young kids. Each year, child products and other household goods are subject to recalls due to the injury risks they pose, and in many cases, dangerous products are only recalled once infants and toddlers sustain serious or life-threatening injuries. According to a recent article in The New York Times, the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother is one of these dangerous products, and it is essential for anyone with a young child in the house to know that this product is linked to at least four infant suffocation deaths.
Four Children Die Before Fisher-Price Recalls Dangerous Sleep Product
Parents, guardians, and caregivers should never have to worry that a product designed for children might pose an unreasonable risk of injury or even death to the child. Yet dangerous household products are more common than you might think, including products that are designed specifically for infants and young kids to use. According to the article, the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Glide Soother is one such type of baby sleep product, designed to help infants sleep. Yet at least four infants have suffered fatal injuries as a result of using the product, and it was not until Fisher-Price received notice of these deaths that the company recalled the product.
The infant deaths resulted from suffocation in the Rock ‘n Glide Soother. Based on reports, the infant had been “placed on their backs unrestrained in the product, which is supposed to rock babies to sleep.” However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicated that at least four infants “were later found on their stomachs,” having suffocated to death. The fatalities included an 11-week-old infant, two two-month-old babies, and a four-month-old infant. As a result of the deaths in the Rock ‘n Glide Soother, Fisher-Price has also announced a recall of its 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders. No injuries have yet been associated with the latter product.
Details of the Recall
According to Fisher-Price and the CPSC, approximately 120,000 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers were sold in the United States recently, and about 55,000 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold. More than 50,000 additional products of both models were sold in Canada. The recall comes two years after Fisher-Price recalled nearly five million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers that were linked to more than 30 infant deaths. The recently recalled products sold for anywhere from $108 to about $125, although prices may vary if the products were purchased secondhand or in an online marketplace.
Anyone who is in possession of one of these products should not use it and should contact the company to learn about a refund option.
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If your child sustained injuries from a defective product in your home, it is critical to hold the designer, manufacturer, or retailer of the product accountable for harm. One of our experienced West Palm Beach product liability lawyers can talk with you today about your options. Contact Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC to find out more about filing a lawsuit.