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Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper is recalled in NZ following 30 deaths in US



The Dangerous Baby Swing that has been linked to 30 infant deaths in the US has been recalled in New Zealand.

Fisher-Price Upgraded And Product Warning For Its Rock'n Play Sleeper To Recall In The US Last Month.

The Rock 'n Play Sleeper was sold in New Zealand in 2011 and 2012 through independent retailers and in 2018 at The Warehouse. It has also been available via online retailers such as Fishpond and The Nile.

The product recall for Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper has been extended to NZ by multiple infant deaths in the US.

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The product recall for Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper has been extended to NZ by multiple infant deaths in the US.

Trading Standards, which regulates product safety in New Zealand, said the recall notice applied equally to products purchased as much as eight years ago as it did to those acquired recently.

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It issued a recall notice along with "reminder to manufacturers that all products need to be fit for purpose."

"By using the word 'Sleeper' in (the) product name, the inference was that the product could be used for sleeping purposes," said Trading Standards team leader, safety and technical, Martin Ruston.

"If a product is sold as a baby sleep product, it needs to be fit for purpose, and with firm flat mattress or surface, as with the Ministry of Health's advice."

Louise Tanguay, co-owner of The Sleep Store, has a lot of fear about the fact that she has no control of infant beds.

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Louise Tanguay, co-owner of The Sleep Store, has a lot of fear about the fact that she has no control of infant beds.

The Ministry of Health advises that babies' beds should have firm mattress, that there should be no gaps between the mattress and the bed frame where the baby could become trapped, and that bed should be free of blankets or other materials that could suffocate her .

However, there are no safety regulations that cover infant beds, which are currently popular with Kiwi parents could be unsafe.

Trading Standards asked consumers who had purchased the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper to contact Mattel New Zealand Customer Relations by phoning 0800 174 063 or by email at infoaust@mattel.com.


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