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Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper recalled over mold issues

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to inspect Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after receiving hundreds of reports of mold being found on the units after being used.

 There have been 600 reports of mold being found on the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper.There have been 600 reports of mold being found on the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper.

CPSC has issued a voluntary recall for about 800,000 sleepers, which have been sold at national retailers and online since September 2009, retailing between $50 and $85. The sleeper is composed of a soft plastic seat on a metal rocking frame and the seat has a removable fabric cover.

Only products that show mold after use are included in the recall. Sleepers in stores are not affected.

Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame when it remains wet or moist and isn't cleaned regularly. Mold has been associated with respiratory issues and other infections, the CPSC says.

Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold. In 16 cases, the infants were treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after using the sleepers.

The CPSC said consumers should look for dark brown, gray or black spots, which can indicate mold. Affected consumers can contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions.

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