Boppy recalls newborn loungers after 8 infant deaths
Boppy recalls newborn loungers after 8 infant deaths due to suffocation.
Boppy and the Consumer Product Safety Commission gave details about the recall today, September 23, 2021.
The Boppy company is recalling three types of its baby pillows. In total, the recall covers about 3.3 million newborn loungers.
The specific products are:
- Boppy Original Newborn Loungers
- Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers
- Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers
The company sold them from January 2004 to September 2021.
Officials tell consumers to immediately stop using them and reach out to the Boppy company for a refund. The company adds that it didn’t market the loungers for sleeping and included warnings against unsupervised use.
The eight infant deaths happened between December 2015 and June 2020.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has more information about the recall on its site.
Boppy sold about 3.3 million of the recalled loungers at juvenile product stores and mass merchandisers nationwide and online, including Pottery Barn Kids, Target, and Walmart and online at Amazon.com.
Statements after company recalls newborn loungers
“These types of incidents are heartbreaking,” said Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler. “Loungers and pillow-like products are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation. Since we know that infants sleep so much of the time – even in products not intended for sleep – and since suffocation can happen so quickly, these Boppy lounger products are simply too risky to remain on the market.”
“We are devastated to hear of these tragedies,” a spokesperson for Boppy commented. “Boppy is committed to doing everything possible to safeguard babies, including communicating the safe use of our products to parents and caregivers, and educating the public about the importance of following all warnings and instructions and the risks associated with unsafe sleep practices for infants.”
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