Fisher-Price has recalled 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders after receiving four reports of infants dying.

The company said the cases involved infants that were placed on their backs, unrestrained, in the 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother, and who were later found on their stomachs. The incidents occurred between April 2019 and February 2020.

The infants included two two-month-olds from Nevada and Michigan, a four-month-old from Missouri and an 11-week-old from Colorado, Fisher-Price said. 

The company said that there were no reports of deaths from its 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders, but has recalled the product as well.

In a statement, Fisher-Price Acting Chairman Robert Adler said: “These types of incidents are heart-breaking. Loving parents put their babies in these products never expecting a tragedy. Inclined products, such as gliders, soothers, rockers, and swings are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation.”

The recall affects the CHP56, CHP55, and CBT81 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers as well as the GDD28, GDD39, GDD41, GGW85, GNX43, GVG43, HBD26, and HBD27 of the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders. The HBT17 is sold in Canada only, Fisher-Price said.

The model number is located on the underside of the base of the product.

Both the Soothers and the Gliders have two modes – a powered glider seat and an infant rocker. In either mode, the product can move in a head-to-toe or side-to-side motion.

The Soothers and Gliders were sold nationwide at retailers such as Walmart and Target and online at merchants such as Amazon.

The 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers was sold for about $108 from January 2014 to December 2020, while the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold for about $125 from November 2018 to May 2021.

An additional 25,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 27,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were distributed in Canada that have also been recalled.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the products. They should contact Fisher-Price for a refund by visiting www.service.mattel.com and clicking on Recall & Safety Alerts or by calling 1-855-853-6225, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

“There is nothing more important to Fisher-Price than the safety of our products and the trust that families put in us,” Chuck Scothon, general manager at Fisher-Price, said. “These incidents are indeed heart-breaking. We are committed to educating parents and caregivers on the safe use of all of our products, including the importance of following all warnings and instructions to ensure the health and safety of babies and children.”

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