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Fisher-Price voluntarily recalls 800,000 Rock 'N Play sleepers due to mold
Parents take note: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price are voluntarily recalling the Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleepers due to risk of mold exposure. This recall hits close to home because the Rock 'N Play Sleeper was the only thing my daughter would sleep in when she was a newborn.
The CPSC warns that "mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame if the sleeper remains wet or is infrequently cleaned." Consumers are asked to inspect the product immediately and stop using it if mold is found. The sleepers currently in retail stores are not included in the recall, but mold can develop after use.
The warning applies to more than 800,000 infant recliner seats sold since September 2009, according to a statement on the CPSC website.
There were 600 reports of mold, and 16 infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after spending time in the sleepers, according to Fisher-Price.
The CPSC recommends checking for dark brown, gray or black spots that can indicate the presence of mold under the removable seat cushion. "If mold is found, immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions or further assistance," said the CPSC on the agency's website.
The sleepers, which cost $50-$85, are designed for babies up to 25 pounds.
If you find mold on your Rock 'N Play, call Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET) or visit service.mattel.com for more information.