Fisher-Price warns its infant Rockers should never be used for sleep, after 13 deaths have been reported

Mattel Inc. subsidiary Fisher-Price warned consumers Tuesday that there have been at least 13 reported deaths in the child products company’s “Infant-to-Todder Rockers” and “Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers.” Fisher-Price the reported deaths were between 2009 and 2021. “Rockers should never be used for sleep and infants should never be unsupervised or unrestrained in the Rockers,” Fisher-Price and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said in a joint statement. The CPSC and Fisher-Price reminded consumers that the best place for an infant to sleep is on “a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard.” Fisher-Price said it has sold more than 17 million rockers since the 1990s. Mattel’s stock, which slipped 0.3% in midday trading, has gained 2.3% year to date, while the S&P 500 has tumbled 21.6%.

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