CHICAGO, IL – Fisher-Price is recalling a model of its baby soothers after four infants died that were placed on their backs unrestrained in the devices and were later found on their stomachs.
Fisher-Price said in a joint statement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission it is recalling its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers, which is designed to mimic the motion of a baby being rocked in someone’s arms.
Fisher-Price is also recalling a similar product, the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider, although there were no reported deaths connected to it.
CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler said, “Inclined products, such as gliders, soothers, rockers and swings are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation.”
Nearly 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 2-in-1 Sooth ‘n Play Gliders were sold from January 2014 through December 2020 for about $108. The 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold from November 2018 through May 2021 for about $125.
There were also 25,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 27,000 2-in-1 Soothe ’n Play Gliders distributed in Canada.
Fisher-Price General Manager Chuck Scothon, said the company is committed to educating parents and caregivers on the safe use of its products, “including the importance of following all warnings and instructions.”