It’s been almost four years since Fisher-Price first recalled 4.7 million of its #1 rated baby registry item, the Rock ’n Play Sleeper. But ask any group of moms who have been around long enough, and you’ll learn that despite several concerns from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about a rising number of fatalities linked to the Rock ’n Play, this little recalled gem is a hot-ticket item on the “mommy black market.”
All models of Rock ‘n Play Sleepers were originally recalled in April 2019 after more than 30 infant deaths were reported to have occurred when the babies rolled from their backs to their stomachs or side while unrestrained or under other circumstances.
The CPSC is reminding parents of the recall this week, warning that an additional 70 deaths have been reported. The recall notes that in some of the reports, Fisher-Price “has been unable to confirm the circumstances of the incidents or that the product was a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.”
Consumers are asked to stop using the product immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.
“It is illegal to sell or distribute the recalled sleepers,” the recall states. But that hasn’t stopped moms all over from seeking out these loungers for their own babies.
Just a quick search on Facebook Marketplace and you’re sure to find yourself more than one. I’ve been to three different “mommy free sales” in the last year alone, each with at least one up for grabs.
Moms Boycott Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Recall
When the product was first recalled in April 2019, moms across the internet took to social media to boycott the Safety Commission’s notice, saying that it’s a matter of common sense, not unsafe products.