RECALL ALERT! Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seat Poses Fire Hazard

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A motorized baby swing left in use long enough can heat up ... and that's just what this one does. That's why there's a recall.

We all love it when a baby seat can help our little one fall asleep. But, the mistake parents often make is leaving their child in the seat once he’s asleep! According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Sitting devices, such as car seats, strollers, swings, infant carriers and infant slings, are not recommended for routine sleep in the hospital or at home, particularly for young infants.” So, as tempting as it may be to not move Baby once he’s asleep in one of these devices, take the initiative to move him anyway for his own safety.

So, if you thought it was safe to leave him asleep in the swing while you hop in the shower … THINK AGAIN! The swing is safe under supervision. Left unsupervised, anything can happen. That’s what parents are learning with the Soothing Motions Seat from Fisher-Price. Which is why Fisher-Price issues the recall on the popular baby swing after many reports it overheating.

Why the Recall?

Fisher-Price recalled the Soothing Motions Seat because, according to the , the motor housing unit can over heat causing a fire hazard. Parents are to immediately stop using the seat and call to get a refund. The CPSC also says, “Fisher-Price has received 36 reports of the product overheating, including one report of a fire contained within the motor housing.” They also state that there are no reports of injuries.

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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