The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and New York-based, Fisher-Price, Inc., initiated a voluntary recall on the Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleeper™ today. According to a press release from the agency, the recall was issued due to mold exposure risks.
The Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleeper™ is an infant recliner used as a resting place for children under 25-pounds. The products were sold at retailers nationwide since September of 2009 for between $50 and $85.
The agency states approximately 800,000 units will be affected by the recall following around 600 reports of mold received by the CPSC. The units have a removable seat cushion that attaches to a hard plastic frame. If not removed and cleaned often enough, mold can develop under the seat and on the frame. So far, 16 cases have been reported of infants suffering coughs and hives after sleeping in an affected recliner.
Experts say that exposure to mold can lead to injuries like respiratory illness and other infections. Mold can be detected by the presence of brown or black spots developing on the frame or on the removable seat cushion. If mold is found, the unit should be cleaned immediately.
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