The Boppy Co., makers of nursing pillows and baby carriers, has recalled on Thursday nearly 3.3 million newborn loungers after reports of eight infant deaths between 2015 and 2020.
The recall applied to all models of the Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, the Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger, and the Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger.
The deaths happened after infants were placed on their back, side, or stomach and fell asleep on the lounger. The infants have reportedly suffocated after being found on their side or their stomach. The eight infant deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.
“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,” said Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Robert S. Adler.
Boppy sold about 3.3 million of the recalled loungers at juvenile product stores and mass merchandisers nationwide and online from January 2004 through September 2021.
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