You would never suspect that lying your baby down to sleep would be putting them in peril. Over 800,000 parents and their infants are at immediate risk. Mold is found growing in the very popular Fisher-Price Rock’n Play Sleeper. The mold is not present at time of purchase and initial use but rather develops between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame when it remains wet or when the sleeper is infrequently cleaned.
Mold has been reported by 600 families, and 16 infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after using the sleepers. To find out if mold is present separate the cushion from the frame and look for dark brown, gray, or black spots. If your sleeper is infected, Fisher-Price has released cleaning instructions to remove the mold. These instructions can also be used to prevent the mold from growing if your sleeper does not yet show any signs of mold.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
The last thing any of us want is to endanger our children, when such a wide used product is recalled it is very alarming. When a product is voluntarily recalled due to potential hazards, it shows great accountability by the company and shows that they care about the well being of their consumers. If you own one of the recalled sleepers, contact the Consumer Product Safety Council directly if you or your baby has experienced any problems.
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