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Fisher-Price recalls 800,000 baby seats (+video)

Fisher-Price recall: Almost a million baby sleepers from Fisher-Price have been recalled due to concerns about mold.

By Reuters / January 8, 2013


WASHINGTON

Fisher-Price Inc has announced a recall of about 800,000 infant recliner seats.

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If you see mold growing on the seat, stop using it immediately, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday.

Fisher-Price, a unit of Mattel Inc, received 600 reports of mold on its Rock 'N Play Infant Sleepers. Sixteen consumers reported that their babies had sought treatment for respiratory issues, coughs, and hives after sleeping in the product.

The East Aurora, New York, company advised buyers to inspect the recliner seats for mold under the seat cushion, the CPSC said in a statement on its website. Consumers can call the company for cleaning instructions or further help if mold is found, it said. Seats in stores were not included in the announcement.     

Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet or moist or is infrequently cleaned, the CPSC said.     

The Chinese-made product has been sold online and in U.S. stores since September 2009 for between $50 and $85.

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