Over 63,000 Motorized Infant Seats Have Been Recalled Due to Dangerous Fire Hazard Concerns
Parents of infants, listen up! Fisher-Price recently issued a large recall for one of its popular infant seats—and it’s a really serious one.
Just this week, the entire Fisher-Price’s Soothing Motion Seats line—that includes each and every one of the five color/model schemes—has been recalled by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The problem was first brought to the Commission’s attention after a series of complaints were filed in regards to the infant seat. In recent months, the CPSC has received three dozen reports from concerned parents about the Soothing Motion Seat becoming too hot during use.
You see, the electronic baby seats come equipped with a high-powered motor that gives it the ability to vibrate, sway, bounce, and even play 10 songs. It’s definitely a tool that’s a godsend for plenty of moms and dads, but, unfortunately, these models suffered quite the manufacturing snafu.
Apparently, some motors have gotten very hot to the touch—and one even caught fire! Luckily, there were no injuries reported and Fisher-Price has taken full responsibility for the safety problem.
This particular incident comes just a year after another mass Fisher-Price recall. Last April, the company alerted customers to a problem with their assembly instructions manual for each model of their Cradle ‘n Swing collection—an issue that could have led to falling seats.
The problem was far less severe than the one seen in their current recall, but it just goes to show how important it is for moms and dads to keep abreast of the latest news.
In a 2014 report conducted by Kids in Danger, or KID, the organization found that only 10% of recalled children’s items had been fixed or returned. C’mon, parents, we can do better than that!
What to do if you own one of the recalled products
If you think that your product may be part of the Fisher-Price Soothing Motion Seats recall, follow these steps:
1) Confirm the model number on the underside of the seat. If you see CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, DYH22, or CMR39, then you do, in fact, own one of the recalled models.
2) Stop using the seat immediately and claim your refund from Fisher-Price by calling 800-432-5437 or online here. Once on their site, click on Recalls & Safety Alerts for more information.
3) If you have experienced similar problems with your Soothing Motion Seat, be sure to file a report with the CPSC here.
For even more info on this important safety recall, watch the video below. And, even if you don’t own this model, be sure to share this video with all of the parents in your life. We’ll do our best to let you know about future recalls as soon as we hear about them. Let’s protect those kiddos!
We’re interested to hear your take on this mass infant seat recall. Do you own a Fisher-Price Soothing Motion Seat? If so, have you noticed any problems with the motor? How do you stay aware of recall information?