It follows an earlier recall by a US consumer safety agency.
According to a recall on Saturday morning (Australian time) by the Consumer Product Safey Commission in the US, the fatalaties occurred in Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play sleepers, which are available in Australia, “after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances”.
Last week, the ACCC warned parents to keep the sleeper “out of reach of children” following reports it had been linked with a number of infant deaths in the US.
“Preventing injuries and deaths to infants caused by unsafe sleeping products is one of the ACCC’s product safety priorities and we are always concerned by reports such as those we are seeing from the US,” the spokesperson said.
The Rock ‘n Play sleeper features a fabric cradle on a metal stand that rocks babies so they can be soothed to sleep.
The official recall by the Consumer Product Safey Commission in the US stated that “since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers”.
“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,” the statement said.
The US recall will impact about 4.7 million products.