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Fisher-Price recalls millions of baby sleeper products

Mattel has put out an urgent recall on millions of its Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, following reports that linked the product to a number of baby deaths.

The recall was announced last Friday by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The commission stated that at least 30 infants had died in the sleeper since its release in 2009.

Fisher-Price and its owner, Mattel have confirmed the voluntary recall of the product, but have stood by its safety.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that at least ten infant deaths in the Rock ‘n Play had occurred when babies – all at least three months old – had rolled from their back onto their stomach or side while not strapped in.

The BBC reports that Fisher-Price has warned that customers stop using the sleeper once infants can roll over.

“While we continue to stand by the safety of all of our products, given the reported incidents in which the product was used contrary to safety warnings and instructions, we have decided in partnership with the CPSC that this voluntary recall is the best course of action,” read a statement from Fisher-Price.

Around 4.7 million products are affected by the recall.

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