The well-known child product manufacturer Fisher-Price recently announced a recall of approximately 65,000 motorized infant soothing motion seats due to potential fire hazards. The initial recall occurred in October of 2017 on nearly 63,000 units sold here in the United States and another 2,000 sold in Canada.
There have been three dozen reports to Fisher-Price stating that the devices overheated, with one reporting an actual fire within the motor housing. Fortunately, there have not been any injuries reported as a result of the malfunction, but Fisher-Price is still urging all consumers to stop using the seats out of caution immediately and seek a refund.
There are two different motion seats that are included in the recall, which include model numbers found on the bottom of the motor housing. The affected models include:
- Fisher Price Soothing Motion Seats: model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37 and DYH22
- Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seats: model number CMR39
Selling features of these seats are that they can bounce, sway, vibrate, play 10 different songs and sounds, and have an overhead mobile. The products have been manufactured in retail stores like Toys ‘R’ Us, Target, Walmart, BuybuyBaby and through online retailers such as Amazon. The Soothing Motions Seat retailed around $160, while the Smart Connect Seat were around $175.
Fisher-Price encourages customers who have purchased any of the recalled models to contact them for a full refund. The consumer contact number is 800-432-5437 and hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or at www.service.mattel.com.