Rock 'n Play Sleeper Lawsuit
The Carlson Law Firm is helping families file Fisher-Prices’s Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Lawsuits because of a defective design that led to 70 infant fatalities and more than 1,000 reported incidents.
If you or a family member’s newborn suffered injuries or death because of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, you deserve justice. Learn more about how a compassionate Rock ‘n Play Injury Lawyer from our firm can help.
In 2019, the company recalled almost 5 million Rock ‘n Play sleepers after 30 infant deaths were reported.
On January 9, 2023, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shared the recall reminder for all models of the baby sleeper on its website. In its announcement, Fisher-Price said that more than 70 deaths have been reported since the original 2019 recall.
The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.
The sleepers were sold in major stores nationwide including Walmart, Target and online at Amazon from September 2009 through April 2019. Prices ranged between $40 and $149. If your child or the child of a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury or death in a baby sleeper, our product liability lawyers can help.
Rock ‘n Play Lawsuits
Potentially hundreds of families may pursue compensation from Fisher-Price over the flawed design of their Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. These lawsuits assert that the inclined sleepers were poorly designed and led to the suffocation of infants who slept in them.
The Rock ‘n Play Lawsuits are product liability lawsuits that need to be handled by a national law firm with the resources to represent you and your family.
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If you or a family member’s newborn suffered injuries or death because of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, you deserve justice. Contact us to learn more about how a compassionate Rock ‘n Play Injury Lawyer from our firm can help.
How did babies die in the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play?
Infants suffered fatal suffocation injuries from the Rock ‘n Play’s defective design. The Rock ‘n Play’s design puts babies in an angular position that may, ultimately, lead to asphyxiation.
In addition, according to Fisher-Price, infants may have also rolled from their backs to their stomachs or side while unrestrained or under other circumstances led to suffocation.
The original recall in April 2019 reported that over 30 fatalities occurred due to using the product. Since the recall, an additional 70 fatalities have been reported—including at least eight fatalities that were reported to have occurred after the initial announcement.
Over the last decade, warnings about the use of inclined sleep products has grown. In fact, In May 2022, President Joe Biden signed a law that bans certain sleep products. Additionally, the CPSC will require all new products sold for infant sleep to meet safety standards. Tragically, 100 deaths have been reported in the 10 years the product has been on the market.
Injuries from Defective Nursery Products
Products intended for infants or babies have presented years of potential hazards. Our product liability attorneys have helped with infant injury or fatality from items such as cribs, bassinets, high chairs, strollers and baby slings.
In fact, according to the CPSC, nursery products are associated with 64% of emergency room visits for children younger than five.
How should babies be put to sleep?
Medical experts say babies should be flat on their backs on firm surfaces. Inclined sleepers like the Rock ‘n Play fail to meet medical recommendations. In other words, these products put infants at risk for suffocation.
Experts also recommend that soft bedding and toys be removed to minimize the risk of accidental suffocation.
What are the risks of inclined infant sleepers?
After the initial 2019 recall, the CPSC sought to evaluate the safety of inclined sleep products for infants, like Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play. The outcome of the study found that inclined sleep products are not safe for infants. In particular, infant sleepers with an incline over 10 degrees pose a serious risk to children under one year. These risks include the following:
- Positional Asphyxiation
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Flat head syndrome
- Twisted neck syndrome
Who can file an Inclined Infant Sleeper Lawsuit?
Parents or caregivers may be eligible to file a lawsuit over their child’s inclined sleeper injuries if:
- They owned an inclined infant sleeper
- The child was under one when they were injured in the sleeper
- The child died as a result of their injuries
How can I file a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Lawsuit?
Call a qualified products liability attorney at 800-359-5690. An experienced Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Lawsuit lawyer can help you through these complex cases. After a free case evaluation, our legal team will get to work by:
- Gathering evidence for your claim
- Filing a lawsuit on your behalf against Fisher-Price
- Getting you the compensation you deserve through settlement or a verdict
Our attorneys have nearly 50 years of experience helping our clients get justice and the compensation they are owed. We are a national law firm with some of the most skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys in personal injury.
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Despite the above information, Fisher-Price continues to say its products are safe. The parents who have lost their children to the company’s negligence would disagree.
The loss of a child is something no parent should go through. The unimaginable pain is compounded when that loss is because of a negligent company selling a defective product. Our Rock ‘n Play Injury Lawyers’ goal is to assist families in the healing process by holding the responsible parties accountable.