Fisher-Price is recalling its Rock 'n Play Sleepers after multiple reports of infant deaths.
The decision comes a week after the commission and Fisher-Price issued a warning about the product, prompting calls from the American Academy of Pediatrics and grieving parents for an immediate recall.
But AAP's chair of the Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrom (SIDS) said the product fails to meet the group's recommendations for a "safe sleep environment". The agency said infants have died after rolling from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained or under other circumstances.
The CPSC previously recommended consumers stop using the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities. "The Rock 'n Play inclined sleeper should be removed from the market immediately".
In Canada, the Rock 'n Play is classified as a "soother" rather than a "sleeper" due to Canadian regulations that do not allow the product to be used for unattended sleep, according to Fisher-Price.
Fisher-Price recalled almost five million infant sleepers on Friday, after more than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year period. The CPSC's warning asked parents not to allow children over 3 months use the sleeper. Over 30 fatalities have been reported since the product was introduced in 2009.
"The AAP advises against using vehicle seats, strollers, or other devices for sleep because of the risk that a baby could roll or turn into an unsafe position and be incapable of moving, leading to suffocation or strangulation", it said.
The recall is for all Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers.
ATTENTION PARENTS: Fisher-Price has issued a warning after reports of death when infants roll over while using their Rock 'N Play.
The Rock "n Play is not on Toys R Us" Canadian website, is listed on Walmart's Canadian website but is not available to purchase, and is available on Amazon and Best Buy's Canadian websites.