When consumers are exposed to a dangerous or defective product, they may suffer serious complications. Some could even die. Parents of newborns in Philadelphia may be alarmed to hear that a popular toy manufacturer is recalling an infant sleeper after hundreds of children were exposed to mold.
Fisher-Price has recalled more than 800,000 Newborn Rock ‘N Play sleepers. While new sleepers are not affected, sleepers that are wet for an extended period of time and those that are not cleaned properly can develop mold between the seat cushion and the plastic frame.
The sleepers have been in stores for more than three years. In that time, the toy manufacturer has received 600 reports of mold. More than a dozen children suffered respiratory and other issues as a result of exposure to mold.
Parents who are currently using the Newborn Rock ‘N Play sleepers should inspect the sleeper. If mold is found on the sleeper, they are urged to stop using it. Fisher-Price says consumers can reach out to them for proper cleaning instructions.
Manufacturers should do all that they can to protect consumers from harm. However, even more caution should be used when manufacturers are making products for small children and infants.
People who are harmed by a defective product can experience a great deal of pain and sorrow. Fortunately, they may be able to hold a negligent manufacturer responsible through legal action. After all, people should be able to trust that the products they buy at the store are safe.
Source: The Huffington Post, “Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Recall: 800,000 Recliner Seats Recalled Due To Mold Risk,” Jan. 8, 2013