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Fisher Price
Rock 'n Play Sleeper
Wrongful Death

Calcaterra Law, together with Blank Rome LLP, represents 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. The cases filed in the California Supreme Court, Los Angeles County on behalf of the Plaintiff Families include Butler, et al. v. Fisher-Price, et al., No: 19STCV20490 and Sanders, et al. v. Fisher Price, et al., No. 19STCV24243. Trials are currently scheduled to commence in late 2024 and the first quarter of 2025. 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 For Babies Act, Public Law 117-126 117th Congress.