The Boppy Company is recalling about 3.3 million baby loungers linked to eight infant deaths, each the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on Thursday. The recall comes almost a year after the CPSC issued a security warning about related pillow-like baby merchandise.
The infants reportedly suffocated after being positioned on their again, facet or abdomen on the loungers, with the eight deaths occurring between December 2015 and June 2020, according to the CPSC and the Golden, Colorado-based company.
“These types of incidents are heartbreaking,” appearing CPSC Chairman Robert S. Adler stated within the recall discover. “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.”
Boppy is “devastated to hear of these tragedies,” a Boppy spokesperson stated within the assertion of the infant deaths that occurred previously six years. “The lounger was not marketed as an infant sleep product and includes warnings against unsupervised use.”
The recall includes all Boppy Newborn Loungers, which had been offered in three fashions: the Bobby Original Newborn Lounger, the Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger and the Pottery Barn Kids Newborn Boppy Lounger. Parents and caregivers ought to cease utilizing the loungers instantly and contact the company for a refund.
Sold from January 2004 via September 2021 for between $30 and $44, the recalled merchandise had been distributed nationwide and in Canada by retailers together with Amazon, Pottery Barn Kids, Target and Walmart.
The CPSC final October (*8*) the general public about letting infants go to sleep on such merchandise, saying it was investigating reviews of infant deaths.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, infants ought to sleep on their backs on agency, flat surfaces freed from bedding, padded bumpers or restraints.
An investigation by Consumer Reports printed earlier this month related at the very least 28 infant deaths to lounging pads and nursing pillows, with seven of these deaths tied to Boppy merchandise.