CHICAGO (WGN) – A recall of 3.3 million of the company’s Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers, after eight infant deaths were reported.
The company recalled Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers, after eight infant deaths.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPS) said the infant deaths happened between December 2015 and June 2020.
Infants are at risk of suffocating if they roll, move, or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs their breathing, which also possesses a risk if the child rolls off the lounger onto a surface, such as an adult pillow or soft bedding that makes it difficult to breathe.
CPSC said the best place for a baby to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet, or play yard. Blankets, pillows, and padded crib bumpers should not be added to a baby’s sleep environment, and babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep.
The loungers were sold at stores including Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart, and Amazon. They sold from January 2004 through September 2021 for between $30 and $44.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled loungers and contact the Boppy Company for a refund at 800-416-1355 or go online at boppy.com and click “Recall & Safety Alert” for more information.
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