Fisher-Price has recalled more than 63,000 motorized infant seats after receiving 36 reports of the product overheating and one report of a fire starting in the seat's motor housing. No injuries have been reported so far; the brand is voluntarily issuing what's called a "fast-track" recall, meaning that the company has committed to work with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to remove the recalled product as quickly as possible.
What's being recalled?
The company is recalling 63,000 Soothing Motions Seats — the impacted seats include model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37 and DYH22 — and Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seats with model numbers CMR39.
The seats bounce, sway, vibrate, play music and nature sounds, and also include an overhead mobile. The affected products were manufactured in China and sold nationwide at stores in the U.S. (an additional 2,000 were sold in Canada), including BuyBuy BABY, Target, Walmart and Toys 'R Us, and online retailers, including Amazon from November 2015 through October 2017.
Why are they being recalled?
Fisher-Price has received 36 reports of the products overheating, including one report of a fire starting in the seat's motor housing. Again, no injuries have been reported.
What should I do?
If your product is included in the recall, stop using it immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund. You can call them at 800-432-5437 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. EST to 6 p.m. EST or online at service.mattel.com. Click on "recall & safety alerts" for more information.