Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper recalled due to reports of deaths in the United States

Starting date:
May 15, 2019
Posting date:
May 15, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69912

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper model R6070.
  • Issue: The Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper model R6070 does not meet the requirements for bassinets under the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper for naptime and overnight sleep.

Affected products

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper model R6070.

Product description

This recall involves the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper with model number R6070. This product was sold as a freestanding seat and sleeper for use by infants weighing up to 25 pounds. The product features a freestanding metal rocking frame, an attached rigid plastic backing, and a removable seat cushion with a fabric cover. The fabric cover has solid yellow sides and a pattern with multi-coloured circles on the back and seat portion.

The product is marked with model number R6070, located on the inside of one of the round hubs on the frame.

Hazard identified

As the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper model R6070 was advertised as sleeping accommodation for a child, it must meet the requirements under the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations. The product fails to meet these requirements. As a playtime or soothing seat, the product is not subject to the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations.

As of May 3, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the product in Canada. In the United States, there have been over 30 reports of infant fatalities relating to the use of the product and similar Rock 'n Play Sleeper products.

For more information on safe sleeping practices for infants, see Health Canada's Consumer Information - Safe Sleep Practices for Infants.

Number sold

Approximately 2,000 units of the affected products were sold by Mattel Canada, Inc. between December 2009 and February 2011 in Canada.

Time period sold

The Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper model R6070 was sold in Canada from December 2009 until February 2011 until removed from the Canadian market by Mattel Canada Inc. After February 2011, an unknown number of Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers have been sold in Canada through unauthorized third party sellers (not Mattel or Fisher-Price), including online.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Mattel Canada Inc.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper for naptime and overnight sleep. At present, Health Canada is not aware of any danger associated with the product when used for supervised playtime or soothing.

Health Canada is continuing to evaluate if further actions are necessary regarding Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers sold by unauthorized sellers in Canada since February 2011. Consumers should continue to monitor the Healthy Canadians website for further communication on these products.

For more information, consumers can go to Mattel's website, or contact Mattel toll free at 1-800-432-5437 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.