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8 Infant Deaths Linked to Sleeper Happened After Recall

CPSC repeats warning to stop using Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper immediately

(Newser) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a grim update on the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper, which was r ecalled in 2019 : The agency says the deaths of 100 infants have now been linked to the sleeper, including at least eight that occurred after the recall was issued....

Grown-Ups Can Now Use This Fisher-Price Classic

Company's working adult version of toddler toy uses Bluetooth to connect to your own smartphone

(Newser) - Bridget Carey says she's "broken inside from working at home way too long" (we hear that), but a recent addition to her home office has her newly perked up: an adult version of Fisher-Price's Chatter Telephone , the pull toy for toddlers you may remember from your childhood...

Fisher-Price Didn't Heed Rock 'n Play Warnings. 50 Babies Died

New report comes to damning conclusion on inclined sleeper

(Newser) - On the heels of the latest Fisher-Price recall comes a damning report from a congressional oversight committee about the company's 2019 recall of the Rock 'n Play Sleeper . Fisher-Price and parent company Mattel ignored multiple warnings that the product was dangerous, the Committee on Oversight and Reform found...

Deaths Lead to Recall by Fisher-Price

Thousands Rock 'n Glide and Soothe 'n Play gliders have been sold in US

(Newser) - Calling the deaths of four infants heartbreaking, Fisher-Price has announced a recall of its 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the infants were reportedly put in the products on their back, unrestrained, and later were found lying on their stomachs. The children who died...

The Qualified Warnings End: Just Don't Use Inclined Sleepers

Number of infants who suffocated leaps

(Newser) - Federal regulators have moved past warning about specific models of inclined sleepers for infants and now say to just not use them at all—any of them. The danger of suffocation is too great. In April, when Fisher-Price’s Rock 'n Play was recalled , the Consumer Product Safety Commission...

Fisher-Price Recall Comes With a Jarring Statistic

More than 30 infants deaths linked to Rock 'n Play sleeper

(Newser) - Parents using the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper for infants should stop immediately. The company is recalling all 4.7 million models on the market because of reports of fatalities, reports USA Today . A notice on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website lays it out with a telling stat:...

Agency Warns Parents on Infant Sleeper

Child able to roll over is at risk

(Newser) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission says infants older than 3 months, or those who can roll over, should not use Fisher-Price Rock 'n Plays because of multiple deaths, the AP reports. The agency and Fisher-Price parent Mattel Inc. said Friday they are aware of at least 10 infant deaths...

800K Baby Seats Recalled Due to Mold

16 infants treated for illness related to Fisher-Price product

(Newser) - Fisher-Price has issued a recall for more than 800,000 of its Rock N' Play Infant Sleepers due to a rather icky problem. The baby seat is prone to develop mold underneath its removable cloth cushion if the seat remains wet or goes uncleaned, reports the AP . So far, 600...

Fisher-Price Recalls 7M Trikes Over Genital Bleeding Risk

Fisher-Price also recalling more than 3 million other toys

(Newser) - Fisher-Price is staging the biggest recall of the year, recalling more than 10 million toys due to safety concerns. The more than 7 million tricycles being recalled have a plastic ignition key that sticks out and can cause genital bleeding, the AP reports . The company is also recalling more...

Requiem for the View-Master
 Requiem for the View-Master 

Requiem for the View-Master

(Newser) - Fisher-Price isn’t stopping production on its 3-D viewer, the View-Master, but it will no longer produce the huge catalog of picture-wheels that have delighted and enlightened generations of Americans, laments the Economist. The company will publish just a small number of children’s reels for the device that gave...

Amazon Fights 'Wrap Rage' With Less Packaging

Less bubbly stuff, fewer twisties better for impatient consumers, planet

(Newser) - has heard the exasperated sighs of customers digging through yards of bubble wrap and undoing twist tie upon twist tie to find that one tiny memory card. The online retailer today introduced “Frustration-Free Packaging,” by which it aims to make its shipping friendlier to both recipient...

She Coos, Giggles, and Promotes Islam

Fuming parents say Mommy doll utters 'Islam is the light'

(Newser) - Mattel’s Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo doll comes complete with a rattle, pacifier, bottle, and Islamic propaganda—or so say some angry parents. Customers are barraging the toymaker with complaints that the doll says “Islam is the light," the Daily Telegraph reports. Noting “the...

Chinese Toy Exec Commits Suicide After Recall

China banned exports from the company

(Newser) - The head of a Chinese company that made a million of the lead-tainted toys recalled by Mattel last month hanged himself in his warehouse this weekend. Zhang Shuhong's  suicide followed the announcement Thursday that China banned exports from his company because of the defects. Colleagues reported that Zhang had been...

Mattel Recalls 1.5M Toys Made in China

Lead-tainted paint the culprit in Sesame Street, Nick items

(Newser) - Mattel is recalling some 1.5 million Chinese-made toys found to have "excessive levels" of lead in their paint. The Elmo's Guitar, Ernie Splashin' Fun Trike and 81 other  types of toys, mostly Nickelodean and Sesame Street products, were marketed under Mattel's Fisher-Price brand and cost between $5 and...

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