A strong word of caution to parents of infants and young children:  The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Fisher-Price corporation have issued a voluntary recall on two of their products with suffocation risk being the cause.  According to details released by both organizations, the recall is on Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Gliders.   Four deaths have been reported as of this time.

The press kit from Fisher-Price shares that "infants who are placed unrestrained in the product and later found on their stomach are at risk for suffocation".  The four deaths are specifically attributed to the 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers, however the company has also chosen to recall the 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Gliders at the same time.

The incidents leading up to the recalls occurred over the last year and a half.  Between April 2018 and February 2020, a "4-month old from Missouri, a 2-month old from Nevada, a 2-month old from Michigan, and an 11-week old from Colorado"  suffered suffocation which led to their deaths.

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The products in question were sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide - including Target, Walmart, and Amazon.com. Approximately 120,000 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers were sold from January 2014 to December 2020 for about $108 - according to details on the Consumer Product Safety Commissions website; approximately 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Gliders were sold at the same stores between November 2018 and May 2021 for about $125.

The recall involves the following model numbers:

  • 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers:  CHP56, CHP55, CBT81
  • 2-in-1 Soother 'n Play Gliders:  GDD28, GDD39, GDD41, GGW85, GNX43, GVG43, HBD26, HBD27

Customers who believe they have the affected products in their possession should immediately stop using them.  Contact Fisher-Price for a refund: online at www.service.mattell.com - click "Recall & Safety Alerts", or call 855-853-6224.

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