Fisher Price Recalls Baby Gliders After 4 Infant Deaths Were Reported

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A sleeping baby is truly a precious sight, but while the expression “sleep like a baby” may seem to imply that babies fall asleep and stay asleep easily, that’s not always the case. In fact, any parent will probably recount their sleep training woes and countless hours up in the middle of the night trying to get a baby to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Many parents have found that certain gimmicks can help their babies drift off to sleep. For example, some babies quickly fall asleep on car rides. Other babies find it hard to stay awake in an elevated position or in a baby swing.

Even though some baby seats aren’t intended for nap time, some babies just can’t help but drift off to dreamland, and this can be dangerous. Years ago, the Rock ‘N Play was recalled because it was determined not to be a safe place for babies. Now there’s a new recall.

Fisher-Price and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a recall for two products, the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders.

Since 2019, there have been 4 infant deaths reported due to using these gliders. In all four cases, the babies were set in the 4-in-1 glider on their backs, but later they were found on their stomachs. The gliders are not designed for babies who can roll over.

According to the CPSC, Fisher-Price has sold about 120,000 4-in1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and about 50,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders. The gliders were sold nationwide at stores like Target and Walmart as well as online at stores like Amazon.

If you own one of these gliders, stop using it immediately. You can call Fischer-Price to receive a full refund for the product. There are two ways to do this. You can either call 855-853-6224 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or you can go to  www.service.mattel.com, and click “Recall & Safety Alerts.”

Do you know anyone who owns a 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother or a 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider?