Children cannot protect themselves and it is our duty to make sure they aren’t exposed to unsafe products with defects. Therefore, it is important for us to be aware of current product recalls that may potentially harm children. Being informed may save a child’s life. The following recall is for the inspection of the Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play infant recliner seat, due to the possibility of mold exposure.
- Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y
- Product Name: Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper™
- Units: About 800,000 units
- Dates Product Sold: Since September 2009 at mass merchandise stores nationwide and online
- Price: Between $50 and $85
- Reason for Recall: Mold developing between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper
- Dangers of Mold: Respiratory illnesses and other infections
Injuries To Date:
- To date, there have been 600 reports of mold on the sleeper
- 16 reports of infants being treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after sleeping in the sleeper
The Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper products that are currently in retail stores are not affected by this recall. Only products that show signs of mold after use by consumers are included in this recall. If you find mold on the sleeper, stop using the product immediately.
For more information on the recall or for additional cleaning instructions, call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 or visit their website.
What to Do if You or a Loved One Has Been Affected by a Recalled Product
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