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800,000 Fisher-Price rocking sleeper seats could be infected with mold which can lead to respiratory problems and hives for babies

By  Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 12:11 EST, 8  January 2013 |  UPDATED: 13:23 EST, 8 January 2013

The government is warning concerned parents  to inspect Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleepers due to a risk of exposure  to mold for infants who use them.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said  Tuesday that its warning applies to 800,000 infant recliner seats, called  sleepers, that were sold at stores nationwide and online since September 2009,  with prices ranging between $50 and $85.

The seats, designed for babies up to 25  pounds, feature a soft plastic seat held in a tubular metal rocking frame. The  product has a removable fabric cover.

 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning to parents about the hidden dangers of mold growing on Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleepers The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a  warning to parents about the hidden dangers of mold growing on Fisher-Price  Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleepers

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock `N Play SleepersFisher-Price Newborn Rock `N Play Sleepers

Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and  the hard plastic frame if the sleeper remains wet or is infrequently  cleaned

Mold can develop between the removable seat  cushion and the hard plastic frame if the sleeper remains wet or is infrequently  cleaned, the agency warns.

Mold is associated with respiratory illnesses  and other infections, the warning said.

Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold  and 16 infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after  they were in the Fisher-Price sleepers.

The agency said consumers should check for  dark brown, gray or black spots that can indicate the presence of mold under the  removable seat cushion.

If mold is found, they are advised to  immediately stop using the product and to contact Fisher-Price for cleaning  instructions or further assistance.

Units currently in retail stores are not  affected by the warning, but mold growth can occur after use of the infant  sleepers.

The warning applies to 800,000 infant recliner seats, called sleepers, sold at stores nationwide and online since September 2009The warning applies to 800,000 infant recliner seats,  called sleepers, sold at stores nationwide and online since September  2009

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Fisher-Price Newborn Rock `N Play Sleepers

Sick babies: 16 infants have been treated for  respiratory issues, leading the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a  product warning about the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleeper

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