Fisher-Price is recalling 800,00 Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleeper's due to mold risks and Cafe Mom has all the details...
1. Affected sleepers are designed for babies up to 25 pounds. They have been sold at stores nationwide and online since September 2009, with prices ranging between $50 and $85.
2. The mold is not present on a brand new out-of-the package Rock 'n Play Sleeper. Instead, it develops between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet or when the sleeper is infrequently cleaned.
3. Mold has been reported by 600 families, and 16 infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs, and hives after using the sleepers.
4. To see if your sleeper is infected, separate the cushion from the frame and look for dark brown, gray, or black spots.
5. If there is mold present, Fisher-Price has thorough cleaning instructions that include the use of bleach. There are also instructions for owners of sleepers that don't show any mold at the moment -- so you can prevent this happening to you.
6. Concerned the mold is too much and unsafe for your baby? Call Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time to talk to a customer service representative.
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