Before products get released on to the market, they usually go through a stringent testing period. They will only be sold once all the necessary regulatory approvals have been given. But sometimes, things don’t go according to plan, and they get recalled.
Fitness machine maker Peloton was recently forced to recall several items after children suffered severe injuries. One child was so badly hurt that he now has permanent brain damage.
Peloton machines aren’t designed for children, but when a product specifically made for infants and toddler cause harm, it’s especially devastating. A recall is being issued now for a popular baby rocker posing serious risks. Make sure to share this article with friends and family to keep their kids safe.
Here’s the backstory
Linked to the deaths of four infants, Fisher-Price issued a recall notice for its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play gliders. According to reports filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the infants were placed in the rockers unrestrained and later found suffocated.
“These types of incidents are heart-breaking. Loving parents put their babies in these products never expecting a tragedy. Inclined products, such as gliders, soothers, rockers and swings are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation,” said Acting Chairman Robert Adler.
Recalled models apparently have two modes for use. One mode is a powered glider seat, while the other is an infant rocker. According to the filing, the products move from side to side or in a head-to-toe motion.
When an infant is placed in the soother or glider without fastening the restraints, there is a chance that the child can be thrown from the product if unsupervised.
Model numbers are located on the underside of the base. The recalled 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers models are:
The recalled 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders are:
“Approximately 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold at juvenile product stores and mass merchandisers nationwide and online, including Walmart and Target stores and Amazon.com,” the recall notice states.
What you can do now
If you have any of the products or models listed above, you must stop using them immediately. You are entitled to a refund and need to contact Fisher-Price.
You can do this by navigating to the Recall & Safety Alerts section on the Fisher-Price website here or calling toll-free at 855-853-6224 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
“Refund amounts will be determined based on whether the consumer has a receipt and the age of their 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother or 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider,” the company explained.