Many parents research baby gear and products in the months leading up to their child’s birth. Most are looking for the best and safest products to keep their new baby happy and healthy. But sometimes, using baby products from even the most trusted and well-known brands can lead to infant injury or death. Sadly, four families have dealt with the loss of their infant after using the Fisher-Price baby soothing rocker.
What caused these tragedies
Two models of the Fisher-Price rocker have been recalled due to potential hazards. The products are called the 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother and the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider. Specific information on model numbers can be found on the company’s website. There have been four infant deaths related to the use of the 4-in-1 rocker. The age of each child was four months or younger. While no injuries have been associated with the 2-in-1 soother, it was also recalled due to being similar to the other product.
The risks associated with these infant soothing products is related to suffocation. If unrestrained, young children may be able to turn over from their back to their belly. This can be life-threatening for infants who do not have the ability to turn themselves back over safely.
Details of the recall
Around 175,000 of these products were sold between 2014 and 2020 at retailers nationwide. Anyone who has one of these products can request a refund from Fisher Price’s parent company, Mattel. Parents are encouraged to stop using these rockers immediately.
The loss of a child is devastating for any parent. But to lose an infant in such unexpected circumstances is heartbreaking. There is no amount of money that can bring back a child. But in tragic circumstances like these where death may have been preventable, there is often legal recourse. Parents in Oklahoma who have dealt with this type of tragedy can speak with an attorney that is knowledgeable in products liability claims to better understand their legal options.