GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–If you’re currently using the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper; you’ll want to check it for mold.
About 800,000 units are being recalled because mold can grow between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame. This happens when the sleeper gets wet or is rarely cleaned. Mold growth is not found on the sleeper when it’s bought but after the product is used.
The sleepers were sold at stores nationwide and online since September 2009. Units currently in retail stores are not included in this recall. The sleeper has a soft plastic seat that comes with a fabric cover in fourteen different patterns.
If you have one of these sleepers; you’re being asked to check for mold under the removable seat cushion. Dark brown, gray, or black spots can be signs of mold. If you find mold, stop using the product immediately. You can contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions or further assistance at (800) 432-5437 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Friday. You can also find cleaning instructions from the company on their website.
More than 600 reports of mold on the sleepers has been reported.