Fisher-Price is recalling one of its popular infant sleepers. The Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play infant recliner sleeper is the product being recalled.
Fisher-Price reports that approximately 800,000 sleepers have been recalled. This product was designed for babies up to 25 pounds. It is composed of a soft plastic seat belt and held by a metal rocking frame. The product has a removable fabric cover that was sold in 14 patterns and colors so, the image provided may not match all of the recalled item.
The danger to infants it that mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper. If the item's removable seat cover remains wet/moist or is infrequently cleaned. This could lead to a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in the product.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises that mold has been associated with respiratory illnesses and other infections. Although mold is not present at the time of purchase, mold growth can occur after use of the product.
Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on the product. Sixteen consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs, and hives after sleeping in the product.
This particular item was sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and online since September 2009 for between $50 and $85. Units currently in retail stores are not affected by this recall to inspect. Only products that show signs of mold after use by consumers are included in this announcement.
The CPSC advises parents immediately check for mold under the removable seat cushion. Dark brown, gray or black spots can indicate the presence of mold.
If mold is found, consumers should immediately stop using the product. Consumers can contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions or further assistance.
Cleaning and care instructions can also be found by contacting the firm. Contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 or visit www.service.mattel.com for more information.