Editorial: Asleep at the switch: Federal regulators and Mattel failed miserably while infants died in an inclined sleeper

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A report released Monday by House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney delivers a rude awakening to Fisher-Price and the federal government — which for nearly a decade looked the other way even as dozens of infants died in a product marketed for napping and overnight sleeping. Deepest shame on the company and its parent, Mattel, for putting profits over safety, and on the feds for taking years to snap out of their own deadly slumber. As the committee’s research reveals, the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper was misbegotten from the start. Despite a strong consensus among pediatricians that sleeping at…

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