WASHINGTON — The government is warning consumers to inspect Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleepers due to risk of exposure to mold.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that its warning applies to 800,000 infant recliner seats, called sleepers, that were sold nationwide since September 2009, with prices ranging between $50 and $85. The seats feature a soft plastic seat held in a tubular metal rocking frame. The product has a removable fabric cover.
Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame if the sleeper remains wet or is infrequently cleaned, the agency said. Mold is associated with respiratory illnesses and other infections, the warning said.
The agency said consumers should check for mold and stop using the seat if mold is found. Consumers can contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions.