Consumer Reports, the independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan member organization, writes to express our serious safety concerns with Fisher-Price infant-to-toddler rockers. We urge the CPSC to protect infants by pushing for a recall of these rockers.
A recent review of SaferProducts.gov reports flagged two incidents connected to the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker, including one infant death that occurred on November 4, 2023. Reportedly, the infant was placed in the rocker asleep and later found “on her stomach, face to the side,” and she died. This new report comes after Fisher-Price and CPSC’s June 2022 warning advising parents these rockers “should never be used for sleep.” The warning connected the Infant–to-Toddler Rocker and the similarly designed Newborn-to-Toddler Rocker to at least 13 infant deaths between 2009 and 2021. Another incident had occurred in March 2023 and was a close call with no injury. The report notes that while awake, restrained, and supervised, the baby rolled and “got stuck.”
In light of these reports and the continued risk these rockers apparently pose to infants, we respectfully ask the CPSC to press Fisher-Price to recall them as quickly as possible.