WARNING: Your Baby Is In Serious Danger If You Are Using This Product

Parents depend on manufacturers to provide safe products for their precious children. They trust if they buy an item off the shelf, the product has passed the necessary safety requirements and is safe to use.

Since most babies love motion, many parents opt to buy infant motion seats, and carefully make sure all the buckles and straps are snug around their little one.

But imagine strapping your child to a ticking time bomb, literally.

A massive recall of infant seats was issued when it was determined a faulty motor caused them to catch on fire.

Nothing is more terrifying.

Imagine thinking your baby was secure, and finding out they are strapped to flammable device.

Fisher-Price admitted the error, and proactively recalled all 63,000 infant motion seats, and is offering a full refund.

Dallas News reported:

“The manufacturer said the motor on certain models can overheat. Of the 36 reports of product malfunction, a fire in the motor housing occurred to one of the seats. No injuries have been reported.

The models listed are Soothing Motion Seats (CMR35, CMR37 and DYH22) and Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seats (CMR39). The products, made in China, were sold from November 2015 through this month by a number of retailers, including Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and Amazon.com.”

While Fisher-Price is doing the right thing by recalling these defective devices, this issue is still inexcusable.

Better safety measures and tests needs to be done before selling these products to the public.

We are literally talking about a device used to hold babies. Innocent and helpless infants.

Babies who can’t talk if something is wrong. Babies who can only cry if they are in pain.

One cannot cut corners when passing the green light to sell this product.

Thank goodness, no one was injured, but this could have ended tragically.

Good HouseKeeping reported:

“The Soothing Motion Seat retailed for $160 and the Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat retailed for $175.

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price issued a voluntary recall of the Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seat.

No injuries have been reported but the motor housing can overheat, posing a potential fire hazard,” a spokesperson for the company said in a statement to GoodHousekeeping.com.

“Children’s and families’ safety is always our top priority at Mattel. Our long record of safety is why Fisher-Price is the #1 most loved and trusted brand by moms. The actions we are taking today are in support of maintaining that highest level of trust. We ask consumers to visit service.mattel.com so we can provide them with recall and refund instructions…

The CPSC recommends that those with affected models stop using the seats immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a full refund. Fisher-Price can be reached at 800-432-5437 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.service.mattel.com by clicking on “Recalls & Safety Alerts”

Because the recall requires parents to mail back their unit for a refund, the Good Housekeeping Institute recommends taking the following precautions from Fisher-Price in the meantime:

  1. Discontinue use immediately.

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  2. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall.

  3. Disconnect the power cord from the base.

  4. Cut the power cord near the housing of the base.”

Moms, if you have this model please stop using it at once! Don’t think it can’t happen to you because it can.

Please take full advantage of the refund, and don’t risk the life of your precious baby.

What are your thoughts on the Fisher-Price recall?

Do you think stronger safety measures should be put into place to prevent this type of thing?

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