Risky Recliners: Fisher-Price Recalls 800,000 Baby Seats Due to Mold Risk


In a massive recall, Fisher-Price’s Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has been pulled from shelves after the company received hundreds of reports of mold growing between the seat cushion and frame of the infant seat.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fisher-Price has heard from more than 600 consumers about the mold problem and were told of at least 16 infants who have been treated for related medical concerns, including respiratory issues, coughs and hives.

Parents were warned to inspect the recliners for any dark brown, gray or black spots – all signs of mold.

The recall applies to more than 800,000 of the infant recliner seats, which were sold at stores nationwide and online since September 2009, with prices ranging between $50 and $85.

The seats are designed for babies up to 25 pounds and feature a soft plastic seat held in a tubular metal rocking frame with a removable fabric cover.

Consumers who see any signs of mold should stop using the product immediately and contact Fisher-Price or visit their website for instructions. Consumers can call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.



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