Just two weeks after Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million of their Rock ’n Play Sleepers, after the product was linked to at least 32 infant deaths, as Consumer reports cites, comes another recall for parents. Kids II has recalled about 694,000 of its Rocking Sleepers, amid reports of five infant fatalities since 2012, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
This recall includes all models of Kids II Rocking Sleepers made from March 2012 through April 2019. The Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper and the Bright Starts Playtime to Bedtime Rocking Sleeper are among the models being recalled because infant may roll from their back to their stomach while unrestrained. The recall states consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Kids II for a refund or voucher. For a full list of names and model numbers, click here.
The Kids II sleepers were sold at major retailers including Walmart, Target and Toys R Us and online from March 2012 through April 26 for approximately $40 to $80, as USA Today notes. The recalled sleepers were sold under Ingenuity, Bright Starts, Disney Baby and DreamComfort brands.
The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that inclined sleepers don’t align with safe sleep guidelines, which state that babies should be put to bed on their backs on a firm, flat surface free of restraints and soft bedding, as Consumer Reports notes. All inclined sleepers, such as those made by Kids II, Fisher-Price, and other companies, increase the risk of suffocation and strangulation, according to the AAP.
Kids II recalls 694,000 inclined sleepers for infants