Rocking baby seats are widely considered to be the greatest invention of modern times. Anything that gets a baby to sleep and keeps them sleeping is worth a Nobel Prize. That’s why people are obsessed with baby motion seats. Tons of U.S. parents have infant motion seats in their homes. Your baby might be sleeping happily in one right now. But you might want to check your serial numbers, because Fisher Price just announced a recall of approximately 63,000 infant motion seats because of concerns of overheating and even fires.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fisher Price’s Soothing Motion Seats and Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seats are being recalled. Both seats can bounce, sway, or bounce and sway at the same time. They also vibrate, play songs and sounds, and have overhead mobiles.
People love these things, but several owners have recently complained the seats have been overheating. In one instance, the seat actually caught fire.
The fire was contained in the motor housing, and nobody was hurt. But still, one does not want fire anywhere in the vicinity of a baby.
These are the infant motion seats affected by the recall:
The recall affects Soothing Motions seats with model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, and DYH22, and Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seats with model number CMR39. The model numbers are located on the underside of the motor housing.
They originally sold for approximately $160 to $175 at baby stores and websites all over the country. There are expected to be 63,000 affected seats out in circulation in the U.S., and 2,000 more in Canada.
Anybody with one of the seats is advised to stop using it and contact Fisher-Price at service.mattel.com for a full refund. Baby motion seats are fantastic, but we definitely don’t want any babies in these if they’re going to get too hot, or potentially catch fire. So if you have one, check the serial numbers to make sure yours is safe. If you have one affected by the recall, stop using it, get a new one, and get your money back from the company.
Do you have a favorite baby seat? Let us know in the comments.