Fisher-Price has recalled approximately 800,000 Rock ‘N’ Play infant sleeper seats for possible mold contamination, according to the Daily Mail.
Concerned parents are warned to inspect the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘N’ Play Sleepers due to a risk of exposure to mold for infants who use them.
The Consumer Product and Safety Commission announced the recall Tuesday. The Commission says that the infant seats have been sold in several retail stores, as well as online, since September 2009, ranging in price from $50-$85.
The seats, designed for babies up to 25 pounds, feature a soft, plastic seat that is held in a tubular metal rocking frame. The plastic seat has a removal fabric cover. The Commission warns that mold can develop between the plastic seat and the fabric cover if the sleeper remains wet or is not cleaned frequently.
Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold and 16 infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after they were in Fisher-Price sleepers.
The mold has the potential to cause respiratory, as well as other illnesses in infants.
Consumers are urged to check the seats for dark spots under the fabric cover, which may indicate the presence of mold.
Owners of this infant seat are urged to stop using the seat immediately and contact the CPSC for cleaning information.
The Fisher-Price sleepers that are currently available in retail stores are not affected by the warning, however, mold growth may occur after use of the infant sleepers.
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