Following the deaths of four children, Fisher-Price is recalling two types of infant gliders sold at specialised stores, Walmart, Target, and Amazon.com.
WASHINGTON — Following the deaths of four young children, Fisher-Price has issued a recall for two infant glider items.
A 4-month-old from Missouri, a 2-month-old from Nevada, a 2-month-old from Michigan, and an 11-week-old from Colorado died between April 2019 and February 2020.
All four infant deaths were linked to Fisher-4-in-1 Price’s Rock ‘n Glide Soother, but the company is also recalling its 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders due to a suffocation risk.
The infants were apparently placed in the glider on their backs unrestrained and subsequently discovered on their stomachs, according to the recall issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday.
The recall notice warned that “infants who are placed unrestrained in the product and afterwards found on their stomach are at risk of asphyxia.”
In the United States, around 120,000 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold at specialist stores and through big retailers including as Walmart, Target, and Amazon.com.
In Canada, roughly 25,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 27,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were distributed.
The gliders that were recalled were sold. The Rock ‘n Glide was marketed for roughly $108 from January 2014 to December 2020, and the Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were offered for about $125 from November 2018 to May 2021.
Acting Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Robert Adler remarked, “These kind of tragedies are heartbreaking.” “Parents who love their children place their children in these items never expect a disaster. Because of the risk of asphyxia, incline items such as gliders, soothers, rockers, and swings are not recommended for infant sleep.”
“Nothing matters more to Fisher-Price than the safety of our goods and the trust that families place in us,” said Chuck Scothon, Fisher-General Price’s Manager. “These occurrences are truly heartbreaking. We are dedicated to teaching parents and caregivers about the proper use of all of our products, including the necessity of adhering to all warnings and directions in order to protect the health and safety of babies and children.”
CHP56, CHP55, and CBT81 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers are included in the recall. GDD28, GDD39, GDD41, GGW85, GNX43, GVG43, HBD26, and HBD27 of the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders are also included. HBT17 was only available in Canada.