Fisher-Price Recalls to Inspect Rock 'N Play Infant Sleepers Due to Risk of
Exposure to Mold
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2012
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should
immediately inspect this product and stop using it if mold is found. Units
currently in retail stores are not included in this recall to inspect.
Name of product: Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper™
Hazard: 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.
The CPSC advises that mold has been associated with respiratory illnesses and
other infections. Although mold is not present at the time of purchase, mold
growth can occur after use of the product.
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 at www.service.mattel.com for more
Photos are available at
Units: About 800,000 units
Description: This recall to inspect includes all Fisher-Price Rock N' Play
infant recliner seats called sleepers. The sleeper is designed for babies up
to 25 pounds and is composed of a soft plastic seat held by a metal rocking
frame. The product has a removable, fabric cover that is sold in 14 patterns
and color palettes.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on the
product. Sixteen consumers have reported that their infants have been treated
for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after sleeping in the product.
Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide and online since September 2009
for between $50 and $85. Units currently in retail stores are not affected by
this recall to inspect. Only products that show signs of mold after use by
consumers are included in this announcement.
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury
or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under
the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer
product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is
committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety
of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and
household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and
injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any
other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:
SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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