In October 2017, Fisher-Price and Mattel announced a recall of about 65,000 motorized infant motion seats after discovering that the motors were overheating and could lead to a fire. These motion seats retail for approximately $160.00 to $200.00. The seats feature a number of soothing features that include bouncing, vibrating, and swaying, while also playing music. The affected models were sold nationwide between November 2015 and October 2017 online and in retail stores, such as Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and Amazon, among others.
There were over thirty-six reports of the Motion Seats overheating, with one report claiming that the actual motor went on fire within the motor’s housing unit. Fisher-Price voluntarily recalled the product. The company continues to urge consumers to immediately refrain from using the infant soothing seat and obtain a full refund by visiting www.service.mattel.com.
To identify whether your motion seat has been affected, check the bottom of the motor housing unit of your soothing seat for the following model numbers:
- Fisher-Price Soothing Motion Seat:
- CMR37; and
- Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seat:
Fisher-Price along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that consumers contact Mattel at 800-432-5437 with any questions, concerns, comments, or assistance with a product refund.
When companies rush products to market or fail to provide consumers with products that will not threaten their health and safety, personal injuries can result. These injuries can lead to serious physical, emotional, and financial outcomes, placing tremendous burdens on victims and their families. If you or a loved one have suffered a defective product injury, the personal injury attorneys at Levine & Slavit, PLLC can represent you in a product liability lawsuit. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our New York product liability lawyers at (212) 687-2777 or for our Long Island product liability lawyers please call (516) 294-8282.