Fisher-Price Recalls 800,000 Infant Recliners
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price are issuing a recall on 800,000 Fisher-Price Newborn Rock `N Play Sleepers due to a mold risk. Several infant injuries have been reported in connection with the recall.
16 Infants Have Been Treated for Respiratory Problems
The Huffington Post is reporting that if the sleeper remains wet or is not cleaned regularly, then mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the plastic frame. It is recommended for consumers to immediately inspect the recliner, looking for dark brown, gray, or black spots. Such spots indicate that mold may be present, and if mold is found, then consumers should stop using the recliner.
Fisher-Price has stated it has received 600 reports of mold on the recliners and 16 infants have been treated for respiratory problems, including coughs and hives. These injuries occurred after the infants used the sleepers. Fisher-Price has made it clear that the sleepers currently in stores do not have mold, but mold can grow after use.
Description of the Recalled Infant Sleepers
Information below provided by the CPSC.
- The sleepers were sold in stores nationwide, as well as online, for $50 to $85.
- The sleepers are designed for babies up to 25lbs.
- The recliner is composed of a soft plastic seat held by a metal rocking frame.
- The recliners have a removable fabric cover which comes in 14 patterns and colors.
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