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Blumenthal Statement on CPSC's Warnings About Dangers Posed By Rockers After More Than a Dozen Infant Deaths

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chair of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, released the following statement after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued warnings about the hazards posed by Fisher-Price rockers linked to at least 13 infant deaths between 2009 and 2021 and a Kids2 rocker linked to at least one infant death in 2021:

“Fisher-Price and Kids2 must immediately cooperate with the CPSC and recall these deadly rockers. With more than a dozen infant deaths linked to these dangerous products, it is clear they should be swiftly removed from the market and from unsuspecting families’ homes. It is unconscionable that it has taken more than a decade to notify the public about the dangers linked to these rockers after multiple kids’ deaths and injuries. Congress must empower the CPSC to issue quicker recalls and warnings by passing the Sunshine in Product Safety Act.”

The Academy of American Pediatrics (AAP) advises that the safest sleeping environment for infants is on a firm, flat surface in the upright position.