Fisher-Price recalled about 71,000 inclined sleeper accessories included with the Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards because similar products have been linked to infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced this week.
The recall comes more than two months after the company recalled almost 5 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers initially linked to at least 32 infant fatalities uncovered by a Consumer Reports investigation. Inclined sleep products overall have been tied to at least 50 deaths to date.
Inclined sleep products—which are designed to put babies to bed at an incline between 10 degrees and 30 degrees—are not a safe sleep environment for any infant.
The products increase the risk of airway compression, suffocation, and death, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and all run counter to recommendations from the AAP, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. These organizations say babies should be put to bed on their back—alone, unrestrained, and on a firm, flat surface free of bumpers and other soft bedding.