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CPSC and Kids2 Warn Consumers About Death in a Kids2 Rocker: Advise Rockers Should Never Be Used for Sleep

Release Date: June 14, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Kids2 are alerting consumers to at least one reported death in 2019 of an infant in a Bright Starts Rocker. Kids2 Bright Starts and Baby Einstein Rockers should never be used for sleep and infants should never be unsupervised or unrestrained in the Rockers.

Consumers are encouraged to report incidents involving these or other infant products to CPSC at CPSC investigates incidents and fatalities that occurred while infants were in the products.

Kids2 has sold more than 1.8 million Rockers worldwide since 2012 and reviews and evaluates reported incidents that occurred while infants were in the products. Consumers are encouraged to report incidents or questions to Kids2 at 1-800-230-8190, or,

Parents and caregivers should never use inclined products, such as rockers, gliders, soothers, and swings, for infant sleep and should not leave infants in these products unsupervised, unrestrained, or with bedding material, due to the risk of suffocation. CPSC recently finalized a rule requiring that infant sleep products have a sleep surface angle of 10 degrees or less. The rule goes into effect on June 23, 2022.

Consumers are reminded:

  • The best place for an infant to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard.
  • Parents and caregivers should use a fitted sheet only and never add blankets, pillows, padded crib bumpers, or other items to an infant’s sleeping environment.
  • Infants should always be placed to sleep on their back. Infants who fall asleep in an inclined or upright position should be moved to a safe sleep environment with a firm, flat surface such as a crib, bassinet or play yard.

About Kids2

Kids2 is a purpose-driven company focused on helping new parents solve some of their biggest problems—developing holistic solutions that create more tiny wins and bright futures for all families. Kids2’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of the babies and families who love and use our products. Kids2 intends to lead the industry in product advancements and is committed to proving the safest and best experience to the families they serve across the globe.



CPSC Chair & Commissioner Statements: 

Chair Alex D. Hoehn-Saric statement 

Commissioner Richard Trumka statement


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