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Fisher Price Rock Play Attorney

The unspeakable tragedy of losing an infant while the baby is sleeping is difficult to write about, let alone talk about. Indeed almost 4,000 infants pass away in their sleep each year according to the CDC. The mothers and fathers at Florida baby wrongful death lawyers’ offices across the state ask questions and demand answers. When it comes to SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome, or SUID (sudden unexpected infant death), there is often no explanation. For years SIDS dominated the headlines as a thing that “just happens.” But tragically, there is one reason that some of these devastated parents have lost their baby. Certain baby sleepers and bassinets manufactured by Fisher Price, Kids II, and Dorel, and sold at stores we all shop at like Target, Walmart and Toys R Us have been linked to baby wrongful deaths in Florida and throughout the United States.

Help After My Infant Died in Sleep

The questions from devastated parents abound: after losing my 3-month-old baby, I am still asking why? How do I move on from losing my infant? Is there help for parents who lose a baby? Why did my infant die? How did my baby suffocate in his sleeper? How do I get over the guilt of losing my baby? How does SUID happen? What causes SIDS? What causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? These are the kinds of questions parents ask who have lost their infant in sleep with no apparent reason.

If the allegations in a recent class action lawsuit against Mattel, the parent company of Fisher Price and the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, are true, the executives knew there was a problem with the angle of the inclined sleeper, but chose to ignore the safety warnings. According to a July 14, 2020 article in Bloomberg Law, one lawsuit against Fisher Price states “The company was on notice of the more than 30 babies who died and at least 700 other infants who suffered injuries” and decided to “put sales figures and profits above the health and safety of infant users of the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.”

Bassinet Wrongful Death Lawyer

The Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play sleeper is an invention that was introduced to the market as a bassinet type of product, specifically designed for babies to allow them to sleep on an incline. The infant sleeper is portable, and cushioned on either side. Intended to place the infant in an inclined position, the self–rocking function soothes the infant while napping or in overnight sleep. However, in 2010 the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) revised its mandatory standards for bassinets. Fisher-Price was granted an exemption for sleep products with an incline of more than ten degrees. The CPSC has come to regret the decision to pardon Fisher Price from this baby sleeper safety standard because several tragic infant wrongful deaths in Florida and across the USA have occurred. The Consumer Product Safety Division now considers the inclined sleeper unsafe.

Fisher-Price has recalled their Inclined Sleeper for Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards because infant wrongful deaths and personal injuries have been reported after babies rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained. The official cause of wrongful death in these cases typically is asphyxia or suffocation. In total, Fisher Price has recalled almost five (5) million baby sleepers. Meanwhile, competing brand Kids II has recalled over 600,000 potable infant sleepers. The authorities have warned parents about the potential dangers of the Fisher Price Rock n Play sleeper and Kids II sleeper. These baby inclined sleepers were purchased by parents at many major stores like Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us.

Our Tampa wrongful death attorneys can help answer any infant bassinet injury accident questions you may have. In fact, our personal injury law office always makes a wrongful death lawyer in Florida accessible 24/7 for a free consultation.

Fisher Price Rock N’ Play Lawyer

Sadly, in April 2019, a family from Delaware was the victim of a wrongful death accident when their 3-month-old baby suffocated while in the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. The family filed a wrongful death class action lawsuit against Fisher-Price claiming the recall came “far too late” and accused the company of ignoring warning signs and selling a dangerous product.

In October 2019, safety officials cautioned caregivers and parents against using inclined sleepers for infants due to a risk of suffocation and death. From 2005 – 2019, the CPSC received over 1,000 reports of personal injury accidents, including 73 infant fatal accidents. Experts were hired by the CPSC to study the issue, and these baby bassinet experts determined that inclined sleepers can be dangerously unsafe for infants.


Dorel Sleeper Wrongful Death Attorney

If your child has been injured while using a baby sleeper our Brandon accident lawyers are here to help you every step of the way. Dorel Juvenile Group and Kids II are two less widely-known but still popular infant sleeper brands that have been linked to horrific baby personal injury and wrongful deaths in Tampa and throughout Florida. Our Riverview accident attorneys work on a contingency fee, meaning we do not get paid unless you, our clients do.

Furthermore, all Tampa wrongful death consultations are free and always confidential and if you cannot meet us in our office, we will come to you. Give us a call anytime, day or night to deliberate a possible Fisher Price infant sleeper recall lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyer in Riverview is here to help get you and your family the justice and compensation you deserve. Call our baby sleeper wrongful death lawyer in Tampa at (813) 445-6121.