Following reports of infant suffocation deaths and injuries, Fisher-Price has recalled yet another of its inclined infant sleeper products. The 2-in-1 Soothe ‘N Play Glider is the latest in a long list of recalled Fisher-Price products. While no infant deaths have been directly linked with the Soothe ‘N Play, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun cracking down on potentially dangerous infant sleeper products like this one. Infants placed unrestrained in such products are at an increased risk of suffocation.
Included in the Recall
More than 50,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘N Play Gliders were sold to American and Canadian consumers between 2018 and 2021. The powered glider seat features two modes that move the baby up and down or side-to-side. If you own this product, discontinue use immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund. Other similar inclined infant sleepers may also be unsafe for use. Keep up with all related recalls on the official CPSC website.
Experts say that a number of Fisher-Price’s product designs flout the latest recommendations for sleeping babies. The safest way to put a baby to sleep is on their back with no pillows, blankets, or toys that might cause suffocation. While the company’s inclined designs may help soothe babies with acid reflux, the products should never have been marketed as sleeper products. At an incline, babies can roll to their sides or stomachs, cutting off their air supply. The Consumer Product Safety Commission even announced new federal safety standards in reaction to the 100+ infant deaths associated with inclined sleeper products.
Legal Options for Families
If your baby suffered injuries or suffocation because of the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘N Play Glider or another Fisher-Price product, your family deserves justice. When companies put profits over people, they should be held accountable for the damage done. Contact our firm today for more information, guidance, and insight into your legal options. Schedule your free consultation now.