The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Fischer-Price, issued a recall today, Jan. 8, to alert consumers of issues with mold growing in the Fischer-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper. The recall advises consumers to inspect the product for signs of mold growing between the seat cushion and the plastic frame.
Fischer-Price has received 600 complaints from consumers about mold growth in the product, with 16 reports of infants suffering respiratory problems, coughs and hives after using the infant sleeper.
Approximately 800,000 units, sold online and in mass merchandise stores since September 2009, are included in the recall. The Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper retails for $50 to $85. The mold is not present at the time of sale, but may develop with use. Units currently in stores are not affected.
Consumers should look for dark brown, grey or black spots under the seat cushion that would indicate mold growth. If an inspection reveals any signs of mold, consumers should immediately stop using the infant recliner and follow the cleaning instructions offered by Fischer-Price.