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5in1 Rocker Bassinet Safety Warning (2023) Over Fall, Strangulation, & Suffocation Risks

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5in1 rocker bassinet safety warning

 

What’s This Safety Warning About?

On September 28, 2023, the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) issued a safety notice for parents and consumers to immediately stop using 5in1 Rocker Bassinets due to fall, suffocation, and/or strangulation risks to babies. (1)

 

Are These 5in1 Rocker Bassinets Still Safe To Use?

No. The CPSC declared that these products are unsafe and can put your children at risk of falling, suffocation, or strangulation.

Since nursery products are possibly involved in around 160 children’s deaths annually, using these unsafe rocker bassinets can be dangerous to your children.

Instead, the CPSC and the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommend the following safe sleep guidelines for infants and young children: (1)(2)

  • The safest place for babies to sleep is on a firm and flat surface such as a crib, bassinet (double-check age limits), or play yard.
  • Only use a fitted sheet in your little one’s sleeping space. 
  • Never add pillows, blankets, padded crib bumpers, toys, or other items to your baby’s sleeping environment.
  • Never let your baby sleep in any inclined nursery product (be warned that inclined sleepers can be dangerous and are now banned, even if they were previously marketed for sleeping).
  • Babies who fall asleep in inclined or upright positions must be moved to a safe sleep space, as listed above.
  • Always put your baby to sleep on their back. 

 

Which Products Are Unsafe?

The CPSC clarifies that although the Infant Sleep Products Rule (includes guidelines against inclined sleeping surfaces) applies to products made after June 23, 2022, they recommend removing all non-compliant infant sleep products from the market regardless of their manufacturing date. (1)

The affected products have the following markings on the item, label, and/or box: (1)

  • Ya.Ya.Ya
  • 5IN1UPC Code 09331849600139
  • 01 Rock Sleeper
  • 02 Dream Centre
  • 03 Cozy Seat
  • 04 Travel Bassinet
  • 05 Rock & Play
  • Ages 1-36 months
  • Made in China
(source: cpsc.gov)

 

These products were advertised as a “5in1 Rocker Bassinet” and were sold in green and gray color schemes through the following outlets: (1)

  • Walmart.com
  • Other websites

 

According to the CPSC’s warning notice, these rocker bassinets fail to meet the Infant Sleep Products Rule’s safety requirements, such as: (1)

  • Not conforming to the safety requirements for bassinets
  • Lack of required markings, labels, and/or instructions
  • Lack of tracking label containing important information (e.g., the date of manufacture) on the bassinets and their packaging; this is required for children’s products (applies to durable infant or toddler items)

 

What To Do With My 5in1 Rocker Bassinets At Home?

Immediately stop using these affected 5in1 Rocker Bassinets. The CPSC also recommends disassembling and disposing of these items. (1)

However, as of writing, affected customers aren’t eligible for a refund or product replacement because the CPSC announced that the importer, Rev Grace Import Inc., of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, “is not cooperating” with them to recall this product and offer a remedy to consumers. (1)

 

Are These 5in1 Rocker Bassinets Still Safe To Use?

No. The CPSC declared that these products are unsafe and can put your children at risk of falling, suffocation, or strangulation.

Since nursery products are possibly involved in around 160 children’s deaths annually, using these unsafe rocker bassinets can be dangerous to your children.

Instead, the CPSC and the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommend the following safe sleep guidelines for infants and young children: (1)(2)

  • The safest place for babies to sleep is on a firm and flat surface such as a crib, bassinet (double-check age limits), or play yard.
  • Only use a fitted sheet in your little one’s sleeping space. 
  • Never add pillows, blankets, padded crib bumpers, toys, or other items (whether soft or hard) to your baby’s sleeping environment.
  • Never let your baby sleep in any inclined nursery product (be warned that inclined sleepers can be dangerous and are now banned, even if they were previously marketed for sleeping).
  • Babies who fall asleep in inclined or upright positions must be moved to a safe sleep space, as listed above.
  • Always put your baby to sleep on their back. 

 

The CPSC clarifies that although the Infant Sleep Products Rule (includes guidelines against inclined sleeping surfaces) applies to products made after June 23, 2022, they recommend removing all non-compliant infant sleep products from the market regardless of their manufacturing date. (1)

 

Our Bassinet Recommendations

 

The CPSC Advances Infant Rocker Safety Requirements

Update: November 14, 2023

 

The CPSC unanimously voted to advance the following infant rocker safety requirements: (9)

  • Rockers must be firmer. flatter, and pass stability and other safety tests to prevent suffocation, product collapse or tipping over, and other hazards.
  • Rockers must have prominent warning labels that urge caregivers 1) not to allow babies to sleep in the products, and 2) not to put soft bedding around infants using these products.
(source: CPSC) (9)

 

  • Rockers and similar products must also have a concavity (or curvature of the seat back) of at least 22 cm (8.66 inches) to reduce the risks of suffocation during normal head rotation. (see the photos below)
(source: CPSC) (9)
(source: CPSC) (9)
  • Because 36 of the 1,088 reported cases involved leaking batteries, the CPSC also extends the bouncer rule (CPSC 16 CFR part 1229) to rockers, which includes instructions on containing battery leaks, marking battery compartments to show correct battery details, design protection, and other relevant safety warnings.

 

These newly proposed rules aim to reduce the risks of the following: (9)

  • Suffocation
  • Strangulation
  • Rocker tip-over

 

These changes are essential because based on investigations of reported rocker deaths, most of the infants were left sleeping and unattended in these products, with some babies not secured by the harnesses. (9)

Aside from 11 deaths recorded from 2011 to 2022, the CPSC also points out that a total of 1,088 incidents have been reported within this period, including 88 nonfatal injuries. (see table below) (9)

(source: CPSC) (9)

 

FAQs

What Bassinets Have Been Recalled?

DaVinci Bailey Bassinets were recalled in July 2020 due to fall and entrapment hazards. They were first recalled in December 2019 for the same reason. Learn more about these in our crib recall article. (3)(4)

 

Which Baby Rocker Was Recalled?

About 220,000 units of 4moms RockaRoo rockers were recalled in August 2022 due to strangulation risks from the restraint straps that dangle below the seat. (5)

 

Was The Fisher-Price Rocker Recalled?

No. The company and the CPSC only issued a safety warning (not a recall) that parents should never leave their kids unsupervised or unrestrained in Fisher-Price rockers in June 2022: (6)

  • Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rockers
  • Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers

 

The warning was issued after Fisher-Price received reports of at least 13 baby deaths linked to these rockers.

The company had previously issued a recall on Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play in 2019 (reannounced in 2023) because this product, marketed as an inclined sleeper but also doubles as a rocker, has been linked to at least 90 infant deaths since its release in 2009. (7)(8)

 

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References

(1) https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2023/CPSC-Warns-Consumers-to-Immediately-Stop-Using-5in1-Rocker-Bassinets-Due-to-Suffocation-Strangulation-and-Fall-Hazards-Failure-to-Meet-Federal-Safety-Requirements

(2) https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/150/1/e2022057990/188304/Sleep-Related-Infant-Deaths-Updated-2022?autologincheck=redirected

(3) https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/DaVinci-Recalls-Bassinets-Due-to-Fall-and-Entrapment-Hazards-Recall-Alert

(4) https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/DaVinci-Recalls-Bassinets-Due-to-Fall-Hazard-Recall-Alert

(5 https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/4moms-Recalls-More-than-2-Million-MamaRoo-and-RockaRoo-Infant-Swings-and-Rockers-Due-to-Entanglement-and-Strangulation-Hazards-One-Death-Reported)

(6) https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2022/CPSC-and-Fisher-Price-Warn-Consumers-About-13-Deaths-in-Fisher-Price-Infant-to-Toddler-and-Newborn-to-Toddler-Rockers-Advise-Rockers-Should-Never-Be-Used-for-Sleep

(7) https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/Fisher-Price-Reannounces-Recall-of-4-7-Million-Rock-n-Play-Sleepers-At-Least-Eight-Deaths-Occurred-After-Recall

(8) https://docs.house.gov/meetings/GO/GO00/20210607/112721/HHRG-117-GO00-20210607-SD007.pdf

(9) https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23975614-cpsc-recs-safety-standard-for-infant-rockers-and-infant-and-toddler-rockers

 

 

 

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