Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers Due to Risk of Exposure to Mold
The Rock 'n Play Sleeper from Fisher-Price is a popular choice among parents of newborns and for good reason, it's a great product and it got a lot of use in our house when my daughter was a newborn til about 4 months when she would start sleeping in her crib.
Fisher-Price is now recalling this product for problems related to mold.
This recall affects about 800,000 Rock 'n Play Sleeper's that were sold stores nationwide and online since September 2009.
Fisher-Price says, "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."
Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on the product and 16 consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after sleeping in the product.
If you own one of these Fisher-Price recommends that you 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 here.