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January 11, 2013 / Narine Khngikyan

Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Sleepers due to Mold Exposure

Fisher-Price Inc. is recalling more than 800,000 of their Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleepers due to risk of mold exposure. Currently, the company has received a total of 600 consumer complaints.

The Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper is designed for babies up to 25 pounds and features a hammock-like frame and seat.  Although the product claims to be easily washable, mold can develop between the seat cushion and frame when it remains moist or is infrequently cleaned. The presence of mold can cause serious side effects like irritation to the skin and eyes, respiratory infections, nasal and sinus congestion and difficulty breathing.  Among the 600 complaints, sixteen consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after sleeping in the sleeper.

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleepers were sold nationwide at retail stores and online for $50 to $85. Those who own the Fisher-Price infant sleeper should immediately check for mold under the removable seat cushion. Dark brown, gray or black spots indicate the presence of mold. If mold is found, consumers should stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for further assistance.

If you have purchased a product and suspect that the product poses health or safety hazards, contact Khorrami, LLP for a confidential consultation.


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