If you’ve got a Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleeper in your home, best to go sniffing around for some mold. And that’s coming from our Consumer Product Safety Commissions and even Fisher-Price, who have recalled 800,000 units. Gross.
Associated Press reports that the units of suspect have been selling in store nationwide, as well as online, since September 2009. The infant recliner seats, or sleepers, were designed for babies up to 25 pounds and range from $50 to $85.
Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold relating to the removable fabric cover. Sixteen infants have been treated for coughs, hives, and respiratory problems after having a go in their Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleeper. Associated Press warns of the following:
Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame if the sleeper remains wet or is infrequently cleaned, the agency said.. consumers should check for dark brown, gray or black spots that can indicate the presence of mold under the removable seat cushion. If mold is found, they are advised to immediately stop using the product and to contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions or further assistance.
It’s worth clarifying that Rock ‘N Play Sleepers that are currently in stores do not come pre-contaminated with this disgusting mold. Rather the mold is reportedly accumulating beneath that removable seat cushion as time goes on, no doubt soiled from daily newborn life. Again. Gross.