Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died
NEW YORK (CBS 58 & AP) — Fisher-Price is recalling nearly 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies rolled over in them and died since the product was introduced in 2009.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that anyone who bought any models of the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact Fisher-Price for a refund.
The recall covers about 4.7 million of the sleepers, which cost between $40 and $149.
The recall comes a week after the CPSC warned people not to use the sleepers for infants older than three months old, since they are more likely to roll over.
Keenan and Evan Overton spoke to CBS News about their son dying after sleeping in the Rock 'n Play sleeper.
"I picked him up, and he was like a doll. He was hard and his face was blue and his nose was pushed in," said Keenan Overton.
The last time Keenan Overton saw his son Ezra alive is when he placed him into his Fisher-Price "Rock 'n Play sleeper" at bedtime. When Keenan woke up, he found Ezra unresponsive. Ezra Overton was 1 of more than 30 reported cases of babies rolling over and suffocating in the to sleeper.
"I didn't want to believe it at that moment, so when they told me he was gone, and I saw him for the last time, I just- it was the worst day of my life," said Evan Overton.
The couple spoke up hoping to get the product off the shelves. They now believe Ezra was a superhero and that was his purpose.
"I just knew that he was meant for some big purpose... So I think of him as being the stopping point to having this product out there, so that it can't happen anymore. So he's gonna save a lot more babies and families this type of devastation," said Evan Overton.