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More than 100 babies have died in Mattel rocking chairs: report

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Mattel Inc’s Fisher-Price brand reannounced Monday the recall of about 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play rocking chairs, which, according to a report released Monday, have caused a total of about 100 deaths since that the product went on sale.

The rocking chair launched in 2009 and was first withdrawn a decade later after reports of more than 30 child deaths associated with contact with this product by children. However, to this point there have been around 100 deaths while babies were in them.

This Monday the Product Safety Commission The Consumer Protection Agency of the United States (CPSC) announced the final withdrawal.

Fisher-Price It has not been able to confirm the circumstances of the deaths or whether the product was a “Rock ‘n Play” sleeper in some of the reports, the CPSC said.

“Rock ‘n Play” was sold at major stores in the United States, including WalmartTarget and online at Amazon.com, from September 2009 to April 2019.

“Consumers should immediately stop using Rock ‘n Play and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or coupon. It is illegal to sell or distribute the recalled rocking chairs,” the CPSC noted.

With information from Reuters

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