(WASHINGTON) — Fisher-Price is recalling about 800,000 infant sleepers over concerns about mold buildup, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on Tuesday.
The recall affects Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleepers sold in stores and online since September 2009.
The CPSC said Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on the recliner seats and some parents have reported illnesses linked to the product.
“Sixteen consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after sleeping in the product,” the CPSC said in a press release.
Mold can develop under the sleeper’s removable seat cushion if it is left wet or not cleaned frequently, warns the CPSC.
Consumers who own the affected product are being asked to immediately check it for any mold. If they spot any, they should cease use of the sleepers right away and contact Fisher-Price to find out how to remove the mold properly.
The recall does not affect Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleepers currently in stores.
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