Fisher-Price Recall announced for Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers

Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play Infant Sleeper - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall, on behalf of Fisher-Price Inc., of around 800,000 Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleepers do to possible mold exposure. Consumers who have an infant sleeper involved in the recall that has mold should stop using the unit. The recall does not include current units that are on store shelves.

The recalled infant sleepers were sold at mass merchandise retail stores nationally and online since September 2009. They retailed between $50 and $85. Additionally, only the products that have mold are being recalled. The Rock ‘N Play sleepers came in 14 different patterns and colors and were designed for babies weighing up to 25 pounds. A metal rocking frame suspends the soft plastic seat. A fabric cover is removable.

Mattel, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:MAT) Fisher-Price division received 600 reports from consumers complaining about mold on their sleeper. Out of these reports, 16 consumers said their infants had respiratory problems such as coughs. Some children had hives after sleeping in the product.

The mold can grow between the seat cushion and the plastic frame. The mold may not be present at the time of purchase, but can grow after it has been used. The mold has been associated with respiratory problems in some of the infants. Consumers should check under the seat cushion for signs of mold, which may look like dark brown, gray, or black spots. If there are signs of mold, consumers should stop using the product immediately.

Consumers can contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, to get proper instructions on how to clean the product. Additionally, the proper care and cleaning of the sleepers are posted online at www.service.mattel.com.

BY: N Wilson

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