Rock 'n Play Sleeper
Calcaterra Pollack LLP, together with Blank Rome LLP, represents seven families whose infants tragically passed away in Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play Sleeper (“Plaintiff Families”). The Plaintiff Families now seek to hold Fisher-Price, Inc., and its corporate parent Mattel (“Defendants”), accountable for their children’s untimely and avoidable deaths. The complaints filed on their behalf allege that the Defendants had actual knowledge that the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper could cause infant deaths if used as a sleeper, yet nevertheless callously persisted in marketing and selling the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper to unsuspecting families for years, until it was eventually recalled in April 2019. Three cases filed on behalf of all seven Plaintiff Families are pending in the California Supreme Court, Los Angeles County. These cases include Butler, et al. v. Fisher-Price, et al., No: 19STCV20490 and Sanders, et al. v. Fisher Price, et al., No. 19STCV24243. The Plaintiff Families have brought causes of action against Defendants which include strict liability, design defect, failure to warn, negligence, gross negligence, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, intentional misrepresentation, violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful death. Rock n’ Play Sleepers and all inclined sleepers for infants are now banned in the United States and classified as a “hazardous product” in accordance to the Safe Sleep Babies Act, Public Law 117-126 117th Congress. The bellwether trial, Sanders, et al. v. Fisher Price, et al., No. 19STCV24243, is scheduled for October 30, 2023.