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article imageFisher-Price recalls 800,000 baby sleepers

By Eileen Kersey     Jan 9, 2013 in Business
The US government issued a warning as 800,000 Fisher-Price Newborn Rock`N Play Sleeper, recliner seats, were recalled due to possible mold risk.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 800,000 Fisher-Price Newborn Rock`N Play Sleepers. The product has been sold online and in stores across the USA since September 2009. For consumers who are unsure about their Fisher-Price Newborn Rock`N Play Sleeper, the ones in question cost between $50 and $85, are for babies weighing up to 25 pounds and feature a soft plastic seat held in a tubular metal rocking frame. These sleepers come in various colours, other than the yellow one illustrated.
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The advice to check your product carefully, and follow the recall instructions, should not be ignored. The government is warning consumers to, inspect Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleepers due to risk of exposure to mold for infants who use them. Already there have been 600 cases of mold reported to Fisher-Price and 16 babies are reported ill, after sleeping near the mold. The 16 babies needed treatment for a wide range of heath problems, including respiratory issues, coughs, and hives, after using the sleeper.
Mold develops in damp conditions. The combination of a baby, plastic, wet and heat will provide a perfect 'breeding ground' for mold. The problem in this case appears to stem from the cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper. If the frame becomes wet or in need of a clean mold can develop. It is clear though that cleaning the product will not resolve the issue.
The CPSC will inspect the sleepers and make the necessary recommendations. The product is made in China.
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