Retailer Kids II is recalling nearly 700,00 rocking sleepers sold in the U.S. since 2012, because they have been tied to five infant deaths in the past seven years, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.
The sleepers were sold at major retailers nationwide including Walmart, Target and Toys R Us, and online, from March 2012 through April 26, 2019, for about $40 to $80 each.
Many of the deaths occurred in the Kids II Rocking Sleepers after the infants rolled from their backs to their stomachs while unrestrained in the sleepers. A full list of the names and model numbers affected by the recall can be found on the CPSC website.
Consumers are advised to stop using the products immediately and contact Kids II for a refund or voucher.
The recall comes just days after Fisher-Price announced it was recalling about 4.7 million of its Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after the product was linked to more than 30 infant deaths in 10 years. The infant fatalities in this case occurred for similar reason. The CPSC had previously warned parents not to put children in the sleepers if they were older than 3 months of age or unrestrained. Babies typically begin turning over around 3 months.