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Beware of people re-selling Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play Sleeper amid recall concerns

Posted at 4:33 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 09:34:51-04

PHOENIX — There is a new push this week to recall the Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play Sleeper after an investigation by Consumer Reports found the product was linked to 32 infant deaths from 2011 to 2018.

A federal warning was issued last week with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Pirce about the product, but an official recall has not been issued.

Since this investigation was released, the American Academy of Pediatrics is demanding the recall be issued.

But, since this news made national headlines on April 5, many Valley residents have been attempting to re-sell the product linked to dozens of infant deaths.

ABC15 searched the Facebook Marketplace, a way to buy and sell items near a user, and found that nearly a dozen people were trying to re-sell the product.

We reached out to a handful of users to see if they were aware about the warnings. If they were aware, we asked why they had decided to re-sell it.

One user responded saying that she had no idea and the listing was taken down immediately.

In a statement Tuesday, Fisher-Price said the sleeper meets all safety standards.

In part, the company's General Manager writes, "To ensure a safe sleep environment for infants, we remind parents and caregivers to follow all safety warnings included with the product. Always use the provided restraints, always place infants on their backs to sleep, and make sure that no pillows, blankets or extra padding are placed in the Rock 'n Play Sleeper."