According to a recent report released by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fisher Price has recalled both the Fisher Price 4 in 1 Rock n Glide Soother as well as the Fisher Price 2 in 1 Soothe n Play Glider.
Both products have been recalled due to potential suffocation hazards and should be returned immediately.
Why Were The Fisher Price 4 in 1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers Recalled?
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s report on 4 in 1 Rock n Glide Soothers, the Fisher Price 4 in 1 Rock n Glide Soother led to the deaths of four infants, who were reportedly placed in the soother while on their backs unrestrained and then found suffocated and on their stomachs. The deaths occurred between April 2019 and February 2020 and all of the infants were four months or younger.
The Fisher Price 2 in 1 Sooth n Play Glider has also been preemptively recalled for potential safety reasons, although there were no fatalities associated with the product.
The official recall statement included that around 120,000 Fisher Price 4 in 1 Rock n Glide Soothers were sold from the period of 2014 to 2020. Additionally, 55,000 units of 2 in 1 Soothe n Play Gliders were distributed and sold from November 2018 to May 2021.
When Was the Fisher Price Recall for the Rock ‘n Glide Soother?
The recall for both the Fisher Price 4 in 1 Rock n Glide Soother as well as the 2 in 1 Soothe n Play Glider was on June 3rd, 2021.
What to Do With Fisher Price Recalled Rockers
Immediately stop using the recalled Fisher Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother or 2-in-1 Sooth n Play Glider.
You are eligible for a full refund on both the Rock n Glide Soother as well as the Soothe n Play Glider.
For a refund, visit the Fisher Price online website at www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recall & Safety Alerts,” or call toll-free at (855) 853-6224.
You may also be eligible to enter into a class action or product liability lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of your situation. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for information about how to take legal action.
Recent Fisher Price Recalls
Additionally, Fisher Price is also under fire for a previous recall of their Rock n Play sleeper, which was similarly recalled for infant fatality due to asphyxiation on April 12th, 2019. Around 4.7 million units have been distributed since its release in early 2009.
The U.S. House of Representatives compiled an extensive report regarding the dangerous flaws of the Fisher Price Rock n Play.
The Infant Death in Inclined Sleepers Report reveals that: Fisher-Price failed to ensure the Rock ‘n Play was safe, ignored warnings that it was dangerous, and marketed it for overnight use despite the known risks.
The report goes on to mention that the Fisher Price Rock n Play was primarily influenced by sales and disregarded concerns that the product may be dangerous.
Internal documents obtained from the report show that the company conducted marketing research that led them to market the product as a “Sleeper” rather than a “Soother”, despite serious apprehension from pediatricians in the United States and regulatory bodies in both Canada and Australia.
The Fisher-Price Rock n Play sleeper has led to deaths of over 50 infants according to the report.
Filing a Lawsuit: You May Be Eligible for Compensation
Parents and guardians have a right to assume that the baby products they purchase are safe for their children. When there are safety issues related to the way the product is designed, manufactured, marketed, or distributed, consumers can take legal action to hold the responsible company liable.
If you purchased a Fisher Price 4 In 1 Rock n Glide Soother or the 2 in 1 Soothe n Play Glider, you may be eligible to receive compensation. As someone who purchased one of these products, you could join a class action lawsuit (even if your child was not physically harmed by the product). Or, if your child was injured, you could be eligible to file a private personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for the losses you and your family experienced.
At Wilshire Law Firm, we have award-winning class action and personal injury attorneys who handle product liability cases, and we’re ready to assist you with your case. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay any fees unless you win your case. For a free consultation, fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (800) 522-7274.