On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard plastic frame of the sleeper. Apparently, mold can develop in this area of the sleeper when it remains damp or is infrequently cleaned. This recall applies to 800,000 Rock ‘N Play Sleepers that have been sold at stores nationwide and on-line
Unlike many other recalls of products with obvious defects, Fisher Price is providing notice of this defect and giving instructions to consumers on how to clean its device. It is not offering a refund, but it is solely providing a warning that its product may cause injury to your infant so be alert to the presence of mold.
Consumers are urged to check for dark brown, gray or black spots, which indicate a presence of mold, and if mold is discovered, consumers are advised to immediately stop using the product.
Exposure to mold can lead to severe respiratory illness, hives and other serious medical conditions. The long term effects of mold exposure may be dependent on the length of time your child is exposed to the mold. Any child experiencing hives or respiratory illness should immediately be seen by a physician. To date, Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on the product and several other infants who have become ill due to the mold.
If you have purchased one of these sleepers or your child has experienced side effects from being exposed to mold on this product, please contact the attorneys at Pogust Braslow & Millrood immediately – we are currently investigating claims related to this the Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper.