The Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play infant recliner, sometimes referred to as a sleeper, reportedly poses a risk of mold exposure. Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on its product. Sixteen consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after sleeping in the recliner.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises that mold has been associated with respiratory illnesses and other infections. Although mold may not be present at the time of purchase, mold growth can occur after use of the product.
The sleeper is designed for babies up to 25 pounds and is composed of a soft plastic seat held by a metal rocking frame. The product has a removable fabric cover that is sold in 14 patterns and color palettes. Buyers should immediately check for mold under the removable seat cushion. Dark brown, gray, or black spots can indicate the presence of mold – if mold is discovered, consumers should immediately stop using the product.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries or respiratory illness as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.