UPDATE: Fisher-Price recalls Rock 'n Play Sleepers

(CBS) -- UPDATE 4/12/19 4:55 PM
Fisher-Price has recalled all models of its Rock 'n Play Sleeper over reports of infant deaths. A recall summary issued on Friday urged consumers to stop using the devices immediately.

"Infant fatalities have occurred in Rock 'n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances," said the statement issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

It said the recall involves all Rock 'n Play Sleepers — about 4.7 million products.

"Since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock 'n Play Sleepers," it said.

Earlier this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics joined growing calls for a recall, citing a new report from Consumer Reports that found 32 infant deaths linked to the device. Last week, the CPSC said it was aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play since 2015.

In December 2017, Keenan and Evan Overton awoke to find their 5-month-old son Ezra on his stomach unresponsive, CBS News' Jan Crawford reported.

"I saw Ezra, face down with his nose squished into the back of the seat, and he was already passed away. I picked him up and he was like a doll," Keenan Overton said.

Ezra died of suffocation, and the Overtons say his Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper was to blame.

"We had no reason to suspect that it would be dangerous because it was Fisher-Price. You would think it's a reputable company," Evan Overton said.

ORIGINAL STORY 4/9/19 6:45 PM
Fisher-Price and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents and caregivers about the toymaker's Rock 'n Play Sleeper, which they said is linked to 10 infant deaths.

The deaths occurred when the infants rolled over in the device while unrestrained. All 10 children were older than 3 months old, which is typically when infants are able to roll themselves from their backs to their stomachs and vice versa.

"Because deaths continue to occur, [the Consumer Product Safety Commission] is recommending consumers stop use of the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities," the statement said. "CPSC has previously warned consumers to use restraints in infant inclined sleep products."

The statement doesn't mention a product recall.