Concerns have recently been raised about the car seat Rock ‘n Play Sleeper from Fisher-Price.
As the site reports Other consumption, the rocking mechanism of the seat would have induced movements such as to make the little ones roll until they suffocate against the backrest. The US authorities have reportedly identified at least 32 infant deaths attributable to the use of this model.
The company Fisher-Price (Mattel) has already stated, in a press release, to “carry out a voluntary recall in collaboration with the Commission for the safety of American consumer products”.
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Fisher-Price, who called for the product to be discontinued, stated that in the European Union the recall affects all models of the car seat. Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, which are:
• FWX18 – Fisher-Price® Auto Rock ‘n Play ™ Sleeper,
• DMJ24 – Fisher-Price® Auto Rock ‘n Play ™ Sleeper – Windmill,
• FHW34 – Fisher-Price® Deluxe Auto Rock ‘n Play ™ Soothing Seat – Isle Stone,
• FHW33 – Fisher-Price® Auto Rock ‘n Play ™ Soothing Seat – Aquavine,
• FNR95 – Fisher-Price® Deluxe Rock ‘n Play ™ Sleeper – Comfy Cloud.
As reported in the press release, with the return of the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper product, customers will receive a full refund for the Rock’ n Play Sleeper seats purchased in the European Union in the last 2 years. Since Monday, April 15, 2019, online retailers are sending an email to all customers who have purchased the product from them in the European Union with information on how to return the product to the online retailer in order to obtain the product. reimbursement.
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We contacted the company to ask for more details on this. Here is the answer that came to us in the Mattel editorial office:
“Following reports of instances where the product has been used in a manner inconsistent with the instructions and safety warnings, we have decided to voluntarily recall the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper seat in collaboration with the Product Safety Commission. of American consumption.
We continue to believe that our product is safe, but unfortunately it has not been used correctly. Let us make it clear that there have been no fatal accidents in Europe. We confirm that nearly 95% of these products were sold in the United States. The rest is sold and distributed in two dozen countries around the world: in Europe, these are the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France and Spain.
In Italy, we have shipped less than 300 pieces directly. We ask parents who use a Sleeper Rock ‘n Play for their child to stop using the product. We are running the information points (for example through a website, call center and email such as Serv.Ital@Mattel.com) and offering remedies for consumers ».
Below is the general statement of Chuck Scothon, general manager of Mattel: «For many years Fisher-Price has been proud to place safety at the heart of its corporate mission. At Fisher-Price, we want parents around the world to know that we firmly intend to continue our long-standing commitment. “
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