Fisher-Price recalls Soothing Motions motorized infant seats over fire hazard

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by John Chapman

Fisher-Price has announced that it is recalling thousands of motorized infant seats due to a risk of fire hazard. The recall involved about 63,000 motorized infant seats – marketed as Soothing Motions Seats – that were sold in the U.S., as well as an additional 2,000 seats that were sold in Canada.

The Soothing Motions Seats are designed to bounce or sway in order to relax infants and help them sleep. The seats can also vibrate, play songs or nature sounds, or utilize an overhead mobile.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fisher-Price recalled its Soothing Motions Seats following reports that the products could overheat and catch fire. The CPSC says that it has received reports involving at least 36 Soothing Motions Seats that overheated, and at least one report of a seat that caught fire. So far, no injuries involving the recalled seats have been reported.

The CPSC says that the recalled infant seats were sold between November 2015 and October 2017. The seat retailed for about $160 for the Soothing Motions Seat and about $175 for the Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat. The seats were sold at Amazon, Walmart, Target and other retailers in the U.S.

The Soothing Motions Seats that are affected by Fisher-Price’s recall include seats with the model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, DYH22, and CMR39. The model number of the seats can be found on the underside of the seat’s motor housing. Consumers who purchased an infant seat with one of these model numbers have been advised by the CPSC to stop using the product immediately and to contact Fisher-Price by calling 1-800-432-5437 to obtain a full refund.

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