OTTAWA, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ -
Mould can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper. The advisory affects Model R6070, which was the only model sold in Canada. While mould is not present when the product is purchased, it can grow when the product remains wet or moist, or is cleaned infrequently, exposing infants sleeping in the Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper to mould.
Who is affected:
Consumers who have a Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Model R6070.
Health Canada considers mould growth to be a potential health hazard as it can lead to breathing problems and allergy symptoms for some people. Infants, pregnant women, the elderly and those with health problems, such as respiratory disease or a weakened immune system, are more at risk when exposed to mould.
What consumers should do*
Consumers should immediately check for mould under the removable seat cushion.
If mould is found consumers should immediately stop using the product.
Consumers should contact Fisher-Price at 1-800-432-5437 Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) for cleaning instructions or further assistance. Cleaning and care instructions can also be found at www.service.mattel.com
Fisher Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper is a freestanding sleeper and playtime seat for use by infants weighing up to 25 pounds. The product features a freestanding metal rocking frame, an attached rigid plastic backing, and a removable seat cushion with a fabric cover. Labelling on the fabric cover of the seat cushion indicates that is washable. The only model of the product sold in Canada was model R6070. Approximately 2,000 units were sold in Canada. This product has not been sold in Canada since March 2011.
UPC 027084 83418 5, Model: R6070
For more information:
Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.
Media enquiries related to this Advisory should be directed to Health Canada Media Relations at 613-957-2983.
Consumers can contact Fisher-Price at 1-800-432-5437 Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) for cleaning instructions or further assistance. Cleaning and care instructions can also be found at www.service.mattel.com.
How to report problems with consumer products to Health Canada:
Health Canada reminds Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of a consumer product or cosmetic. An easy-to-use incident report form is now available on the Department's website.
Mail: Incident Report - Consumer Product Safety Directorate
269 Laurier Street W
Ottawa, ON Canada, K1A 0K9
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