A recall was announced today for yet another brand of rocking sleepers responsible for infant deaths, in this case, all models of Kids2 rocking sleepers. This comes in the wake of Fisher Price’s April 12 recall of all models of its Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleepers.
The Kids2 recall is the result of five infant deaths related to their use over the past seven years. The issue with both brands of sleepers leading to these deaths was unrestrained infants rolling over from their backs to their sides or stomachs.
Current owners of Kids2 rocking sleepers should immediately cease their use. Most Kids2 rocking sleepers, such as the Bedtime Rocking Sleeper, Bright Starts Playtime and Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper were sold at Walmart, Target and Toys R’ Us since 2012 with prices ranging from $40 to $80.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been instrumental in these recent recalls. In an April 9 press release about the danger of rocking sleepers, the company said the following, “The AAP advises against using car seats, strollers or other devices for sleep because of the risk that a baby could roll or turn into an unsafe position and be incapable of moving, leading to suffocation or strangulation.