Fisher-Price issues mold warning for Rock 'N Play Sleepers
If you have one of the 800,000 Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleepers, you need to inspect it for mold.
The recliner seats were sold at stores nationwide and online since September 2009. The seats are designed for babies up to 25 pounds. They have a removable fabric cover.
The problem is mold can develop between the seat cushion and hard plastic frame if the sleeper remains wet or isn't cleaned frequently.
Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold. Sixteen babies have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs, and hives after using the sleepers.
Remedy: 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, consumers should immediately stop using the product. Consumers can contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions or further assistance. Cleaning and care instructions can also be found at www.service.mattel.com or by contacting the firm.
Consumer Contact: Fisher-Price; at (800) 432-5437, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online for more information.