Fisher Price Recalls 800K Infant Sleepers Fearing Mold May Cause Infants Injury

As a parent, there are a variety of items that seem like life savers when your child is being fussy or difficult.  One such item is the Fisher- Price Newborn Rock N' Play Sleeper, which many parents describe as the only thing that helped them get their child to sleep.  Those days of blissfully sleeping through the night may be a distant memory for parents because today the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled the item, warning parents to inspect the estimated 800,000 sleepers sold since September 2009. 

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Fisher- Price Newborn Rock N' Play Sleeper carried risk of mold exposure for infants.  Between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame, mold could grow and flourish.  Fisher- Price reports that they have received 600 reports of mold.  Additionally, 16 infants had been treated for respiratory reactions. Could mold cause severe injury for your child? 

The Dangers of Mold Exposure 

Mold sounds pretty harmless, but it can be extremely dangerous to people when they've been exposed to it over time.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people exposed to mold could experience the following reactions and injuries:

  • shortness of breath
  • lung infections
  • hives, skin rashes
  • memory problems
  • headaches, migraines
  • swollen glands in your neck
  • open sores on your skin
  • hair loss
  • asthma and other breathing disorders
  • ear infections
  • fatigue
  • nausea, vomiting
These are common injuries that adults experience. Now picture your infant being exposed to mold over prolonged periods of time.  This could be extremely serious for a child who has not yet developed an immune system capable of fighting the ill effects of mold exposure. Could you live with injuring your child on a constant basis?

If Your Child Has Been Injured

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is taking steps jointly with Fisher- Price to warn parents that they could be exposing their child to mold.  They are asking parents to inspect their sleepers to guard against injury.  However, if your child has suffered severe injuries you suspect are the result of exposure to mold in this product, you may want to seek out the advice of a skilled product liability attorney.  By contacting a skilled product liability attorney, you can find out whether your child's injuries may qualify you for compensation.  Call a skilled product liability attorney today to discuss your case and how to help restore your child's good health.