When you put your baby to sleep you expect her to be safe. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the voluntary recall of the popular Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Infant Sleeper, which is manufactured in China and imported into the U.S. by Fisher-Price. This recall is not for new units sold in stores, but for sleepers that show signs of mold after use by consumers.
The CPSC has received reports that mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet, moist or is infrequently cleaned, posing a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in the product. There have been reports of approximately 600 incidents of mold due to moisture build-up. Of those incidents, 16 consumers reported that their children needed treatment for respiratory issues, coughs and hives due to time spent in the Rock ‘n Play.
Consumers should immediately check for mold under the removable seat cushion. Dark brown, gray or black spots can indicate the presence of mold. If mold is found, you should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions or further assistance. Cleaning and care instructions can also be found at the Mattel website or by contacting the company.
Product recalls are particularly concerning when they involve products for children. If you or someone you know has already suffered injuries due to a defective Rock ‘n Play Infant Sleeper, speaking to an attorney with specific knowledge of product liability laws may be in your best interests.
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