Officials warning parents about deadly infant sleeper still being sold on second-hand market

Federal officials are warning parents about a dangerous and deadly infant sleeper that they want out of homes.

Even after recalls, the product is still being sold on the second-hand market and taking babies’ lives.

In 2019, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for 4.7 million Fisher Price Rock ‘n Plays after 32 babies died while using them.

Then, another recall in January of this year, after 70 more infant deaths were reported.

Despite the danger and recall, the sleeper is still out there.

Just last month, the CPSC urged Fisher Price to give a refund to anybody who still has those products.

The CPSC is also calling on Facebook to stop the sale of this recalled baby sleeper.

“It’s a gigantic company with lots of resources and if an agency like ours can find these up for sale, they really should be able to stop them from being sold and putting consumers at risk, “CPSC Chairman Alex Hoehn-Saric told Channel 11′s Susan Koeppen.

The CPSC’s surveillance team continues to find hundreds of these sleepers every month up for sale on places like Facebook marketplace -- equal to about 10 every day.

A quick search on Facebook revealed consumers still looking for the Rock ‘N Play despite the recall.

Facebook users were either selling or trying to purchase the product. Several stated they were aware of the recall.

Hoehn-Saric is asking consumers not to buy them.

“It’s dangerous. It’s the reason we recall products,” said Hoehn-Saric.

Under the Safe Sleep for Babies Act which was passed into law last year, inclined sleepers for infants and crib bumpers are now considered banned hazardous products. It’s illegal to sell them, make them or import them into the United States.

Channel 11 contacted Fisher Price and Facebook for comment, and neither responded.

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