Recalled Infant Sleepers
Written by Faith Anderson on January 8, 2013
Baby Seats Affected by Recall
In a statement published on its website, the CPSC stated that Fisher-Price has advised consumers to inspect the Rock ‘N Play baby seats for mold under the seat cushion. Apparently, mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the plastic frame of the infant recliner if it remains wet or moist, or if it is not cleaned frequently, posing a risk of exposure to mold for infants sleeping in the products. This “recall to inspect” action on the part of Fisher-Price and the CPSC includes all Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play infant recliner seats, called sleepers. The product is designed for babies up to 25 pounds, and is made up of a soft plastic seat held by a metal rocking frame, with a removable fabric cover. The recalled baby seats are made in China and have been sold online and in retail stores across the United States for between $50 and $85, since September 2009.
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According to the CPSC announcement, units currently in retail stores are not affected by the recall to inspect; only products that show signs of mold after use by consumers are included in the warning. Fisher-Price and the CPSC have indicated that consumers should immediately check under the removable seat cushion for the presence of mold, which may present as dark brown, black or gray spots. If mold is found, consumers should immediately stop using the baby seat, and can call the company for cleaning instructions or further assistance. If you believe your child has been adversely affected by the recalled Fisher-Price baby seats, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help you contact a qualified lawyer with experience handling product liability cases such as this.