Due to risk of exposure to mold, Fisher-Price is recalling their Newborn Rock ‘n Sleeper. Consumers should immediately inspect the product and stop using it if mold is found.
If the sleeper remains moist or is infrequently cleaned, mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame. The mold has been associated with respiratory illness and other infections.
So far, there have been 600 reports on the product and 16 consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, hives and coughs after sleeping in the product.
Approximately 800,000 sleepers have been recalled, and they were sold in stores nationwide and online since September 2009.
Consumers should immediately check for mold under the removable seat cushion. If mold is found, the product should not be used. Cleaning and care instructions can be found at www.service.mattel.com or by contacting Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437.
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