Public advisory

Health Canada warns consumers that Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers should not be used for sleep

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Summary

Product
Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers
Issue
Consumer products - Injury hazard
What to do

Ensure that this product is never used for baby's sleep, and that the baby is never left unsupervised or unrestrained in the rockers.

Affected products

Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rockers

Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers

Issue

Health Canada would like to remind parents and caregivers that Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers should never be used for babies' sleep. Babies should also never be unsupervised or unrestrained while using the rocker.

The incline of the product is dangerous to a baby while sleeping, as it can cause suffocation. Between 2009 and 2021, there have been at least 13 deaths reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) which occurred when babies fell asleep in the Fisher-Price rockers.

While there have been no similar reported incidents in Canada, Health Canada reminds parents and caregivers that the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their back on a firm surface intended for sleep. Products designed for play should not be used for sleep.

What you should do

  • If your baby falls asleep in this product, move them to a safe surface intended for sleeping, such as a crib, cradle, or bassinet.
  • Do not leave your baby unsupervised or unrestrained while in the rocker.
  • To view the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)'s warning on the rockers, visit their recent publication.
  • Other similar products such as high chairs, baby swings, bouncers, strollers and car seats are made for babies, but also not for sleep. Sleeping in a sitting position can cause your baby's head to fall forward, which can make it hard to breathe. Babies in Canada have suffocated when sleeping in products not intended for sleep. For more information on safe sleep for your baby, visit Health Canada's and the Public Health Agency of Canada's brochure.
  • Health Canada would like to remind people to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
  • Consumers are also encouraged to report incidents to Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437.
  • Stay connected with Health Canada and receive the latest advisories and product recalls using social media tools.

Additional information

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Public advisory
Category
Consumer products - Household items
Companies
Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Identification number
RA-64368
Media and public enquiries

Media Enquiries
Health Canada
613-957-2983
media@hc-sc.gc.ca

Public Enquiries
613-957-2991
1-866-225-0709

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