Infant seat catches fire; Fisher-Price issues recall on overheating motion seats


HOUSTON – Thousands of infant motion seats sold by Fisher-Price are being recalled because they can catch fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission website says the motor housing can overheat and could potentially catch fire.

Approximately 63,000 Soothing Motion Seats were sold in the United States, and about 2,000 in Canada.

Fisher-Price officials said the company has received 36 reports of the product overheating, including one report of a fire contained within the motor housing. No injuries have been reported.

The seats were sold at BuybuyBaby, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from November 2015 through October 2017 for about $160 for the Soothing Motions Seat and $175 for the Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat.
The recall involves Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seats with model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, and DYH22 and Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seats with model number CMR39. The seat bounces, sways, or bounces and sways together. The seat also vibrates, plays 10 songs and nature sounds, and has an overhead mobile.  The model number is located on the underside of the motor housing.

If you have one of these seats, stop using it immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a full refund.

You can call Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's page at www.service.mattel.com and click on Recalls & Safety Alerts for more information.

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