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Rock 'n Play sleepers recalled after infant deaths

While buying products for children in Florida, many people will trust that it is safe and stable. One of the most used products for infants is a sleeper, and any defect in this type of product may cause unreasonable risks of injury or death to the infants using the product.

Although most parents take enough care to ensure that the product is safe, according to reports many babies suffered death due to asphyxiation in one type of sleeper. In a recent case, about 4.7 million of these sleepers were recalled nationwide due to such death claims.

According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, since the product came out in 2009, more than 30 deaths occurred after infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side when they were unrestrained in the sleeper or under other circumstances. In a joint statement issued by the Commission and the company, parents are warned to stop using the product when a child reaches three months old or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities.

According to CPSC, the recall involves all models of Rock 'n Play Sleepers. The recall urges consumers to immediately stop using the product and contact the company for a refund or voucher. The Rock 'n Play sleeper comes with a fabric cradle on a metal stand that rocks, vibrates, and plays music so babies can be soothed to sleep. Unfortunately, the features that helped soothe babies to sleep are also the features that make it dangerous. There are chances that the infant can slide down, get entangled and suffocate in the sleeper.

Although the defective sleepers have been recalled, some babies may still meet with unfortunate accidents due to them. The infant may have to receive treatment for any injuries. Parents of the child may have to undergo mental agony due to the death of or injuries to their child. These parents may file a claim against the manufacturer for damages. The affected people may approach a legal professional for advice in these cases. Basically, though, parents have legal options available to seek justice against the liable parties.

Manufacturing companies are responsible for the safety and reliability of the product before selling it on the market. Victims or family members of the deceased can file a lawsuit for product liability against the manufacturer of defective products.

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