Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play recall leaves parents frustrated

Source: Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Last week’s recall of nearly 5 million Rock 'n Plays hit close to home for sleep-deprived parents who have turned to the Fisher-Price product for a moment of reprieve—or a night’s sleep—since it was introduced a decade ago. The cloth-covered cradle, which vibrates, plays music and positions the baby at an incline. At $40 to $150, it is a staple of baby registries and must-have lists. It is also sometimes recommended by pediatricians for infants with congestion or acid reflux.

But on Friday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially issued a recall, saying consumers should immediately stop using them. The American Academy of Pediatrics called the product “deadly," and reiterated that infants should not sleep on products that are inclined or require restraining a baby. 

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