Today the Consumer Product Safey Commission[“CPSC] announced a voluntary recall of 800,000 Fisher Price infant sleepers, due to a risk of infant mold exposure.
The sleepers, called Rock ‘N Play Sleepers[pictured above] have been marketed nationwide since 2009 and are designed for infants weighing up to 25 pounds. Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and hard plastic frame if the sleeper becomes wet or is not regularly cleaned. Fisher Price has received 600 reports of mold and 16 infants have been treated for respiratory issues including coughs and hives after use of the sleeper.
The CPSC suggested consumers check for dark brown, gray or black spots on the sleeper. Those spots may indicate the presence of mold under the seat cushion. If mold is found, consumers should stop using the sleeper and contact Fisher Price for cleaning assistance and additional instructions.
The CPSC can be found here.