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Mattel’s Fisher-Price Ignored Warning on Sleeper, House Says (2)

June 7, 2021, 6:36 PM

Mattel Inc.’s Fisher-Price unit failed to ensure its now-discontinued Rock ’n Play baby sleeper was safe and ignored warnings that it might endanger infants, a U.S. House of Representatives committee report concluded.

Fisher-Price marketed the rocking seat for overnight use despite a lack of evidence that sleeping in an angled position was safe for babies, according to the report released Monday by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Mattel started selling Rock ’n Play Sleeper toys in October 2009. Over 10 years, more than 30 infants died while using the product, according to the Consumer ...