Recall Roundup: Infant motion seats, windup plush toys, dishwashers recalled

Retailers offer replacements

SAN ANTONIO – Fisher-Price has recalled 63,000 infant motion seats because they may catch on fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

The recall involves Fisher-Price Soothing Motion Seats with model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, DYH22 and Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seats with model number CMR39. You can find the model number on the underside of the motor housing.

According to the CPSC, the seats bounce, sway and vibrate and play songs and nature sounds.

The problem is that the motor housing can overheat, which can cause a fire. 

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

The seats were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other stores nationwide and on Amazon.com and other websites for $160.

The seats were sold from November 2015 through October 2017.

Consumers should stop using the seats right away and contact Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 for a full refund. For more information, visit www.service.mattel.com and click on "Recalls and Safety Alerts."

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Nearly 600,000 plush toys that can be wound up to play music have been recalled because the windup handle can detach from the toys and a child could choke on it. 

The Waggy windup toys were sold under various brands such as Carter's, Just One You, Child of Mine and Guess How Much I Love You?

No injuries have been reported, but six instances of the handle detaching have been reported to the manufacturer, Kids Preferred.

The recall affects 587,000 units, which came in a variety of characters including kitties, puppies, elephants, monkeys and more. They were sold between January 2016 and August 2017.

To see the entire list, visit this website.

Parents are urged to contact Kids Preferred through www.kidspreferred.com or by calling 888-968-9268 for a free replacement toy.

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More than 500,000 dishwashers are being recalled because their power cords can overheat and catch fire. So far, there are no reports of anyone being hurt, but five fires have been reported.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises if you have one of the recalled dishwashers, you should not risk turning it on.

Certain Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, and Thermador brand dishwashers sold between January 2013 and May 2015 are included in the recall.

If you bought one of these brands during that time period, check your dishwasher's serial number, which is usually on the top of the door panel.

Owners can contact BSH Home Appliances at 888-965-5813 or online at any of the brand websites for a free inspection and repair.

For a list of models, visit this website.


About the Author:

As a consumer reporter, Marilyn is all about helping people stay safe and save a buck. Since coming to KSAT in 1985, she’s covered everything from crime to politics, winning awards for her coverage of the Mexican Mafia, Oklahoma tornadoes, children’s transplants, an investigation into voting irregularities and even a hit-and-run Santa Claus.