165,000 infant sleepers recalled over suffocation risk, follows last year's Fisher-Price scare

Four companies voluntarily recalled their sleepers after being pressured by CPSC, one report says

More than 165,000 infant sleepers were voluntarily recalled Wednesday for possible risk of suffocation to infants, according to an announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Four companies were involved in the recall: Summer Infant, Evenflo, Delta Enterprises Corp. and Graco.

No injuries or incidents have been reported in this recall, according to the notices.

165,000 sleepers from four companies -- including this Summer Infant sleeper -- were recalled Wednesday, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (CPSC)

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However, last year, Fisher-Price recalled its “Rock ‘N Play” sleepers after the devices -- which are similar to the devices recalled Wednesday -- were linked to the deaths of more than 30 infants since 2009.

“Infant fatalities have been reported with other manufacturers’ inclined sleep products, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, or under other circumstances,” the CPSC said in each of the recall notices.

The agency says consumers stop using the products immediately and should contact the companies for refunds or vouchers.

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Instructions for receiving those refunds or vouchers are available on each of the companies’ websites.

The various sleepers were sold at retailers including Amazon, Target, Babies R Us, Kmart, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Walmart and Buy Buy Baby, according to the recall notices.

SUMR Brands -- the owner of Summer Infant -- told FOX Business in a statement: “No deaths or injuries have ever been reported in the product, and it is not carried by any major retailer. It has significant design differences from other manufacturers’ inclined sleepers and meets all applicable safety standards, but the company has elected to recall the product as a precautionary measure.”

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Fisher-Price -- owned by Mattel -- recalled about 4.7 million of its sleepers in April 2019, and several other companies recalled their own versions around the same time, according to a report from The Washington Post.

However, the companies that did not recall their versions of the sleepers when Fisher-Price did were pressured by the CPSC to do so, The Post reported.

According to the newspaper, the agency is trying to “remove the entire class of products from the marketplace.”

In October 2019, the CPSC released the results of a study that found “inclined sleepers with higher angles do not provide a safe sleep environment for infants,” according to a press release from Oct. 31.

After that report, retailers including Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, eBay and Walmart agreed to stop selling the sleepers, according to The Post.

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FOX Business’ Thomas Barrabi contributed to this report.