Anybody who has a Rock 'n Play Sleeper will want to check into the Fisher-Price recall that was just issued in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. My Fox 9 shared the details Jan. 8.
The Fisher-Price recall has been put into place because mold can develop in the Rock 'n Play Sleepers between the frame of the sleeper and the removable seat cushion. The potential for mold to grow under the cushion is of course a concern for babies sleeping in the item, as respiratory issues and other infections can occur. So far there have been 600 reports of the issue to Fisher-Price, and 16 consumers say their children have had medical issues as a result. The children have experienced hives, coughs and respiratory issues.
The Rock 'n Play Sleeper has been sold since September 2009. Not all of the sleepers are affected by the Fisher-Price recall. Only those that show mold after use need to be inspected. Owners should check their sleepers for spots indicating mold under the seat cushion, and if there are spots, discontinue use immediately. Consumers can then contact Fisher-Price for assistance or cleaning instructions via the website or call 1-800-432-5437.