Fisher-Price Sleeper Lawsuit Attorneys
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Fisher-Price recently recalled 4.7 million of its Rock ’n Play infant sleepers. The recall is the result of a group of pediatricians' efforts urging the company to address concerns that the sleeper caused infant deaths over the last 10 years. One investigation places the number of infant deaths connected to the sleeper between 2011 and 2018 at 32. If a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper injured your child or caused your child’s death, your family deserves justice. Though nothing can make what happened to your child acceptable, an experienced attorney may be able to help you get closure, hold Fisher-Price accountable, and give your family the financial support it needs to move forward.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our team of award-winning, nationally-renowned defective child and infant products lawyers has won billions in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We’ve won hundreds of results of $1 million or more for those suffering from the negligence of others. Our work allows families to get closure, pay for funeral expenses, and rebuild their lives in the wake of tragedy. Arnold & Itkin has the resources to hold Fisher-Price accountable for what they did; speak with us today to learn how we can help you move forward.
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the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Recall
On April 5, 2019, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price issued a joint warning about the Rock ‘n Play sleeper after reports that 10 infants died while using the product since 2015. The deaths occurred after infants rolled over while in the sleeper. Because it is made from concaved cloth, infants become trapped if they accidentally roll over on their stomach. The warning stopped short of a recall and only advised parents to stop using the seat once a child reached 3 months old or could roll over independently. The company did not initially offer refunds for those who bought the Rock ‘n Sleeper, and the dangerous product remained on store shelves.
Then, on April 9, 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics classified the sleeper as "deadly" and called for an immediate recall of the product. Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky also joined in demanding the immediate recall of the product. This outcry came after an independent investigation linked the cradle to at least 32 infant deaths between 2011 and 2018. Importantly, some of the deaths occurred to infants under the age of 3 months, contradicting Fisher-Price’s initial warning. On April 12, parent company Mattel finally recalled the deadly sleeper. Mattel has offered a refund to families who have owned the cradle for less than 6 months. The safety commission also confirmed that it is examining similarly-designed sleepers produced by other companies.
Recalls Aren’t Justice for Families Already Suffering
Though we may be relieved that Fisher-Price is no longer selling this dangerous product to other consumers, this recall does not provide justice to the 32 families who lost their babies. Companies that make products meant for infants must hold themselves to a higher safety standard than other companies. Moreover, companies should address safety concerns with an immediate recall, instead of merely a simple warning. Any delay in publicizing the danger of these products puts countless vulnerable lives at risk.
At Arnold & Itkin, we know that Fisher-Price’s actions are not enough to heal the emotional suffering caused by the loss of a child. Our Fisher-Price sleeper attorneys are ready to fight for the answers you need during this difficult time. Our firm has the resources to hold the largest companies in the world accountable for their unsafe products. Forcing companies to account for their poorly-designed products not only gets justice for the babies who were killed; it makes sure nothing like this ever happens again.
Fisher Price Rock 'n Play Lawsuit FAQ
How many deaths have been linked to inclined sleepers?
According to the Consumer Reports article While They Were Sleeping, at least 73 deaths have been linked to inclined sleepers, including the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play. Fisher-Price and other manufacturers have since recalled the sleepers, and major retailers like Amazon and Walmart pulled the products off their shelves. For the families who lost sons and daughters in inclined sleepers that were marketed for “all-night sleep,” who had a false sense of security, a recall is not enough. That’s why our firm is investigating cases against Fisher-Price and other manufacturers for allowing these products to hit the market in the first place.
We’re dedicated to seeking justice for grieving parents, so they know the responsible parties have been held accountable and that others will not suffer similar fates.
What dangers does the Rock ‘n Play sleeper pose?
The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper has been linked to asphyxiation if an infant rolls over on their side or stomach while in the sleeper or if their head slumps forward too far and the trachea is blocked. Infants’ heads are heavy, and their necks may not be strong enough to keep them upright in the Rock ‘n Play sleeper’s 30-degree incline. Unrestrained, infants may turn to their sides or stomachs while in the sleeper, pressing their faces against the fabric and inhibiting breathing. Even if an infant turns their head to the side while in an inclined sleeper, their breathing may be restricted by the padding or fabric.
What should I do if my infant was injured while using a Rock ‘n Play?
If you were using an inclined sleeper such as the Rock ‘n Play or another product, and your son or daughter was harmed as a result, you could have grounds for a lawsuit against Fisher-Price or another party. Manufacturers need to be held responsible for creating and selling products that are not safe for consumers, particularly children. Parents count on manufacturers to properly market their products and to only put them on the market when they are safe to use. We will not stand for the dozens of lives lost in inclined sleepers to be swept under the rug. Our attorneys are here to see justice served.
A member of our team is ready to help you understand your options and answer your questions. Call (888) 493-1629!