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Baby Sleepers Tied to Infant Deaths

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If your child has been injured or killed by a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper or a Kids II Rocking Sleeper, you may be entitled to compensation.

At Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law, we have represented families around the country in cases involving children who have been killed or injured due to defective children’s products. Our goal is obtain compensation for the family for their loss and also to hold manufacturers accountable so that products are designed more safely in the future and undergo rigorous testing before being sold to unsuspecting consumers.  

Fisher-Price has issued an immediate recall of all models of its Rock ‘n Play baby sleeper, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Fisher-Price has sold approximately 4.7 million of these sleepers and at many major retailers for approximately $40-$149. Consumers are being advised to stop using the product immediately and contact the company for a refund or voucher.

An investigation by Consumer Reports found that the sleepers were tied to the deaths of 32 babies. According to the report, the deaths can be traced back to the crib’s inclined design. Infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play sleepers after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.

The Rock ‘n Play recall was followed by the recall of a similar product, the Rocking Sleeper made by Kids II. The CPSC recently announced the recall of 694,000 Rocking Sleepers after multiple reports of injuries and deaths.

The Rocking Sleepers were sold at national retailers including Walmart, Toys R Us, and Target, as well as through a number of online outlets for between $40 and $80. As with the Rock ‘n Play sleepers, consumers with Rocking Sleepers are advised to stop using the product immediately and contact the manufacturer for a refund or voucher.

This issue has been a top priority for the agency. CPSC has been investigating incidents and analyzing the data regarding how they relate to these products. In addition, the CPSC is continuing its investigation into other inclined sleep products.

If your child has been injured by a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play or a Kids II Rocking Sleeper, our experienced team of product liability lawyers can help, no matter where you live. We have litigated cases involving defective pieces of equipment, including children’s furniture. We will reach out to engineer and design experts to prove that the product was unreasonably dangerous and should never have been sold.

For a free consultation, please call us at 866-510-0580 or contact us online. We only get paid out of a settlement that you approve of or a verdict. We do not charge anything if we are not able to obtain a recovery.

Carr & Carr is based in Oklahoma, but we work with victims of defective products from across the country.

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