Ross Feller Casey, among the nation’s leading personal injury law firms, is pursuing lawsuits against Fisher-Price over its Rock ’n Play Sleeper that is responsible for more than 30 infant deaths nationwide.
No law firm has recovered more on behalf of injured children in Pennsylvania over the past five years than Ross Feller Casey.
So widespread are the safety issues that, under mounting pressure, Fisher-Price recalled all 4.7 million of the popular devices in April 2019. The move came days after a leading pediatric group dubbed the sleepers “deadly” and urged Fisher-Price’s parent company, Mattel, to pull them from store shelves.
A Consumer Reports investigation linked the sleeper to 32 infant deaths between 2011 and 2018. The product is an inclined sleeper, cloth-covered and positioned at a 30-degree angle. Fisher-Price marketed the device, which rocks back and forth, as a place for infants to nap or sleep.
Some of the deaths have occurred as a result of suffocations after infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained and were unable to roll back.
Owners of the Rock ’n Play sleeper are urged to stop using the device immediately.
Consumer Reports ripped Fisher-Price and the Consumer Products Safety Commission for dragging their feet over the recall.
“Fisher-Price and the CPSC knew about deaths linked to this product for years and could have taken steps to avoid this unnecessary tragedy," said Marta Tellado, president, and CEO of Consumer Reports. “It took dogged investigation and the voices of doctors, victims’ families, and advocates across the country to make this recall a reality. Congress needs to take a hard look at the CPSC and make sure it is a watchdog that consumers can rely on.”
If your child was injured as a result of the Rock ’n Play sleeper, you should contact the experienced attorneys at Ross Feller Casey immediately for a free case evaluation. Ross Feller Casey handles all of its cases, including Rock ’n Play lawsuits, on a contingency basis. That means you will not be charged until a financial recovery is made in your case.