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These infant seats have caught on fire, overheated — and 63,000 are recalled

Josh Magness, The Mcclatchy

If you own a Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seat or Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat, beware: It could overheat and have its motor catch on fire.

That’s why Fisher-Price is issuing a recall for nearly 63,000 of the infant seats located in the United States.

According to that Oct. 24 recall, there have been 36 reports of the motion seats overheating, with just one report of a fire contained within its motor compartment.

The “Soothing Motion Seats” with model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37 and DYH22 and “Smart Connect Seats” with model number CMR39 are included in the recall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission wrote.

“The seat bounces, sways, or bounces and sways together,” according to the recall. “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.”

The affected infant seats — made in China — were sold at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and BuybuyBaby, both in-store and online nationwide, from Nov. 2015 to Oct. 2017.

They were also sold on

The “Smooth Motion” edition cost around $160 and the “Smart Connect” edition cost about $175, the recall read.

In addition to the 63,000 in the United States, another 2,000 of the infant motion seats in Canada are also being recalled. There have been no injuries reported.

Those with the seats are warned to “immediately stop using” them, as they can receive a full refund from Fisher-Price.

You can call Fisher-Price about the recall at 800-432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET on weekdays.

In 2016, Fisher-Price recalled around 34,000 infant cradles for fear they could suddenly fall and injure the child.

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