Fisher-Price Infant Motion Seat Recall Issued Due to Fire Risk
About 65,000 Fisher-Price infant motion seats have been recalled, following reports of problems that suggest the motor may overheat and catch on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard for babies and caregivers.
The Fisher-Price soothing motion seats recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on October 24, following at least 36 reports of the devices overheating, including at least one fire that was contained inside of the motor housing.
The recalled soothing motion seats are equipped with a motor that allows the swing to bounce and sway. However, design defects with Fisher Price swing may allow the electric motor to overheat and catch on fire.
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The recall includes Fisher-Price Soother Motion Seats that are marked with model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, and DYH22 and Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seats with model number CMR39. The devices are designed to bounce, sway or to bounce and sway together. The devices also have a vibration capability and are programmed to play 10 songs and nature sounds. The model numbers of the recalled devices can be found on the underside of the motor housing.
The infant motion seats were manufactured in China under Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, New York. They were distributed to for sale throughout the U.S. to BuybuyBaby, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and various other retailers nationwide and online through Amazon.com and other retailers online from November 2015 through October 2017 for between $160 for the Soothing Motions Seat, and $175 for the Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seat.
According to the CPSC, an estimated 63,000 units were distributed for sale throughout the United States and another 2,000 units were distributed for sale in Canada.
Customer are being asked to stop using the recalled motion swing immediately and to contact Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 or visit them online at www.service.mattel.com and navigate to the Recalls & Safety Alerts link for information on how to receive a full refund.
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